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Saab “Suspending” U.S. Warranties

Maker waiting for guidance from bankruptcy trustees.

by on Dec.20, 2011

Owners of Saab vehicles, including the 9-4X crossover, have been put on ice.

Saab owners had better keep their fingers crossed they don’t need warranty service or repairs – at least not for the time being.

In the wake of the parent company’s decision to file for bankruptcy in Sweden this week the maker’s U.S. subsidiary has said it will not honor warranty claims – at least not for the moment, pending advice on how to proceed from Saab’s Swedish bankruptcy trustees.

Meanwhile, a well-placed Saab corporate source, asking not to be identified, claimed that one of the reasons for the company’s ongoing financial problems was the fact that General Motors had so far failed to reimburse the company for warranty repairs on vehicles sold while Saab was still a GM subsidiary.

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For the moment, “All warranty coverage (no matter when the vehicle was produced or sold) is now being suspended until we have further direction from the (bankruptcy) trustees,” Saab USA spokesperson Michele Tinson told