NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,000 miles

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1998 Saab 900 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Saab 900 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 262008


  • 96,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Saab 900 SE turbo. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle began stalling, spitting, and stuttering as if it needed gas. The vehicle then shut off and restart. The vehicle was diagnosed with direct ignition cassette failure and has remained parked ever since. The current and failure mileages were 96,000.

- Pachuta, MS, USA

problem #1

May 252004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
1998 Saab 900se convertible - has had a chronic problem 1yr+ of vehicle abruptly stalling when driving at any speed. Usually could be restarted after a minute, but now is difficult to re-start once it stalls. The vehicle stalls out on the highway as well and is difficult and dangerous to control when stalls. The dealership has tried to repair the vehicle multiple times 10+ returns; various parts have been adjusted and/or replaced. Sensors, main computer chip, rewiring, etc.. the problem still has not been fixed and is getting much worse. The vehicle is very unsafe to drive. There is only 59,000 miles this car and this should not be happening. The dealership is at a loss as what to do next. I have a car that can not be fixed and can not be driven as a result of this problem.

- North Reading, MA, USA

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