Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com
December 20, 2011
If you were thinking about stopping by your nearest Saab dealer to get a steal on a new 9-5, you might want to hear this.
Automotive News reports Saab Cars North America issued the following statement:
"Warranty coverage is suspended indefinitely for all new Saab vehicles sold. During this period, the warranty booklet must be removed from the owner information packet. For any vehicle sold or leased during this period, the customer should be affirmatively advised that the vehicle does not carry any warranty coverage and is sold 'as is.' "
Saab Cars North America also told Automotive News that they have suspended processing and payment of all claims, which include:
- New-car warranties
- Powertrain warranties
- Emission warranties
- Parts warranty
- Safety belts, airbags
- Recalls and campaigns
- Certified pre-owned coverage
- No charge maintenance
The question now being asked if this suspension is permanent or temporary. The answer will likely be decided when Saab goes through bankruptcy proceedings.
UPDATE - GM announced they will extend warranty coverage for owners of Saab vehicle built before February 2010.
"In the event Saab cannot or will not fulfill its obligations to administer the warranty programs with its U.S. and Canadian dealers through Saab Cars North America or otherwise, GM will take necessary steps to ensure that remaining warranty obligations on Saab vehicles marketed by GM in the United States and Canada will be honored," said GM Spokesman Jim Cain.
Source: The Detroit News