1st Generation (1992—1998) 9000 Problems

This generations ranks 3rd out of 11 Saab generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the exterior (50%), fuel system (50%), and the airbags & seat belts (50%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Drivers Side Seatbelt Broke 1 complaints at an average of 224,000 miles in the 1998 Saab 9000.
  2. Window Washer Stopped Working 1 complaints at an average of 122,050 miles in the 1991 Saab 9000.
  3. Loss of Power 1 complaints at an average of 126,000 miles in the 1993 Saab 9000.

What 9000 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 1998 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1998 1 1 7 0.2
1997 0 1 16 0.0
1996 0 0 16 0.0
1995 0 0 18 0.0
1994 0 4 16 0.0
1993 1 5 8 0.13
1992 0 4 7 0.0
1991 1 1 3 0.13
1990 0 1 4 0.0

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