Saab Extends Engine Warranty After Finding Sludge Problems

Thursday, March 03, 2005 Christopher Jensen
Plain Dealer Auto Editor

Saab is the latest automaker to acknowledge some of its engines could fail because of problems with sludge, a thickening of the oil.

Saab plans to inform the owners of about 132,000 vehicles this month that it is extending the warranty on its engines to eight years and unlimited miles from the time the vehicle was new, spokesman Tom Beaman said Wednesday.