Report: Saab suspends warranty coverage in the United States

2011 Saab 9-5 and 9-4XSaab has told its North American dealers to suspend warranty coverage on all of its vehicle in the region. The automaker also said that all new vehicles must be sold ‘as is.’ The suspension became effective the same day that Saab was approved for bankruptcy to begin paying its creditors.

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.'”

2011 Saab vehicle were 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. That no longer works.

Saab also said it has suspended the processing and payment of all claims, including:

  • New-car warranties
  • Powertrain warranties
  • Emission warranties
  • Parts warranty
  • Safety belts, airbags
  • Towing
  • Recalls and campaigns
  • Certified pre-owned coverage
  • Goodwill
  • No charge maintenance

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Automotive News