Following in the footsteps of Toyota, VW and Audi, Saab has extended the warranties for the 2.3-liter (1998-2003) and the 2.0-liter (2000-03) engines for the possibility of sludge buildup. The sludge buildup can lead to engine failure. The warranty stretches the coverage to eight years from four. As of right now, the mileage limitation has not been determined. Chrysler is a holdout in the sludge wars, stating that the sludge that has appeared in hundreds of their 2.7-liter V-6s is the result of infrequent oil changes, not an inherent design flaw. Interesting argument.
Hi! We notice you're using an ad blocker. Please consider whitelisting Autoblog.
We get it. Ads can be annoying. But ads are also how we keep the garage doors open and the lights on here at Autoblog - and keep our stories free for you and for everyone. And free is good, right? If you'd be so kind as to whitelist our site, we promise to keep bringing you great content. Thanks for that. And thanks for reading Autoblog.
Here's how to disable adblocking on our site.
- Click on the icon for your Adblocker in your browser. A drop down menu will appear.
- Select the option to run ads for autoblog.com, by clicking either "turn off for this site", "don't run on pages on this domain", "whitelist this site" or similar. The exact text will differ depending on the actual application you have running.
- Refresh the Autoblog page you were viewing. Done!
You still haven't turned off your adblocker or whitelisted our site. It only takes a few seconds.