Proton Saga Problems

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Proton Saga Problems
A proton sports concept car. (Bryn Lennon/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images)

Proton Saga is a subcompact car developed in 1985 by Proton, a Malaysian automobile company based in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. Powered by a 1.3-litre Campro engine, it carries 5 adults and has won three awards in Asia despite public complaints.

Power Problems

Complains about the car's interior quality single out broken power window switches caused by a bad electronic system and starter problems blamed on the wiring. The Malaysian National Consumer Complaints Centre (NCCC) advises Proton Saga owners to replace faulty car parts with original manufacturer equipment.

Mechanical Problems

Engine combustion problems cause high fuel consumption in the 1.3-litre Campro engine 1985-2008-generation Proton Saga. High engine temperature causes heating and air conditioning problems in the car. The NCCC warns that a hot engine can stall, steam or collapse.


Proton's Customer Management Center highly recommends having repairs and maintenance handled at Proton service centres, and the NCCC advises you to thoroughly check a new car for defective parts and engine.

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