2nd Generation (1994—1998) 900 Problems

This generations ranks 6th out of 11 Saab generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (42%), brakes (14%), and the electrical (14%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Display Panel Failure 1 complaints at an average of 30,000 miles in the 1997 Saab 900.
  2. No Compresion 1 complaints at an average of 67,000 miles in the 1997 Saab 900.
  3. Runs Roughly, Stalls at Idle 1 complaints at an average of 49,000 miles in the 1999 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 1997 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1999 1 0 1 0.42
1998 1 3 29 0.29
1997 3 3 41 1.18
1996 2 3 45 0.49
1995 1 7 49 0.37
1994 0 8 45 0.0

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