10th Generation (1980—1980) Ninety Eight Problems

This generations ranks 3rd out of 22 Oldsmobile generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (100%), We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Stalls When Warmed Up 1 complaints at an average of 207,000 miles in the 1980 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight.

What Ninety Eight 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 Oldsmobile model years.

Watch out for the 1980 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1980 1 0 0 0.13

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