SAAB Suspends Warranty Coverage on North American Vehicles

Saab has suspended warranty coverage on all of its vehicles in North America.

Additionally, new vehicles must be sold “as is,” the bankrupt Swedish automaker told its dealers.

The suspension took place on Monday, the same day a Swedish court approved the automaker’s bankruptcy petition to liquidate and begin paying creditors.

Two receivers were appointed to oversee Saab’s assets.

Effective Dec. 19, “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,” Saab Cars North America said in a statement.

“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 owners should be advised to keep receipts of all related warranty work done or services performed until further notice,” Saab Cars North America said.

All new 2011 Saab models were last covered by a 4-year, 50,000-mile warranty that included roadside assistance, and no charge scheduled maintenance for three years or 36,000 miles.

General Motors handled Saab sales and covered Saab warranties through Feb 2010.

Since then, Saab has been owned by Dutch-based Swedish Automobile AB, formerly Spyker Cars, which bought Saab from GM.


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