My car has had this chronic problem for 1 1/2+ years. The problem is that the vehicle abruptly stalls. The problem can occurr when the vehicle is traveling anywhere from 5 MPH up to 65 MPH. There is no warning when it will stall. The dealership has looked at the car multiple times and changed several different parts over this time period. A Saab tech. has also worked on the vehicle 4X. The problem is still there. I was given the vehicle back the last time in the shop and was told that it was okay. I had driven the car on the expressway recently and it again stalled at 55 MPH and I was almost struck by a semi tractor trailer that could not stop due to the abrupt stalling of my vehicle. Saab has not given me any other options what may be done. It is presently in the shop again at the Saab dealership and they are trying to find the problem again. It is a 1998 Saab 900 SE turbo convertible with 63,000 miles on it.
I have a 98 Saab 900S with only 40,000 miles. I am the original owner and believe I have maintained the car properly. Out of no where, the engine started to cluck loudly. I was on the road and had the oil checked immediately. I was told that there was oil in the engine and the attendant added a little more. The car was flat bedded to Ramsey Saab from my home. Saab reported a slow oil leak. No specific reference to sludge but I believe that is what we are speaking of. No lights or indicators went on to relate an engine or oil problem. Saab in Georgia did not care for my maintenance esp because it was not from the dealer. And, because some receipts did not reveal mileage, that did not fly either. I was then told that owning a car is a luxury. ?? I live in North Jersey. I need a car to work. I may have purchased a nice (sic) car but it is certainly not a luxury to own one. This is my second Saab. Silly me, I had problems with the first also but, just paid for repairs. I believe there is a problem with these engines. I don\’t see the 900S under the new extended warranty put out by Saab 3/05 … two months after I lost my car. I have not yet had it repaired. Can\’t afford to although I continue to make payments to both the finance company and insurance. Saab only replaces engines with new ones … $8,000+. Rebuilt … $6,000+. Used … $3,500+.I read the note about the guy who was going to put a sign\"Sludge Monster\" on his car. I kind of like that idea.
0 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 1998 SAAB 3-Sep