1st Generation (1986—1993) 900 Problems

This generations ranks 4th out of 11 Saab generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the hvac (25%), interior (25%), and the electrical (25%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Alarm Goes Off Inappropriately 1 complaints at an average of 200,000 miles in the 1991 Saab 900.
  2. Speedometer Doesn't Work 1 complaints at an average of 152,000 miles in the 1992 Saab 900.
  3. A/C Does Not Work 1 complaints at an average of 190,352 miles in the 1986 Saab 900.

What 900 Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Saab model years.

Watch out for the 1991 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1993 0 0 2 0.0
1992 1 0 1 0.21
1991 1 0 1 0.21
1990 0 0 1 0.0
1989 0 2 1 0.0
1988 1 2 1 0.15
1987 0 2 0 0.0
1986 1 2 0 0.18

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