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California Autos Examiner

Monday, July 28, 2008

Saab Cuts Warranty Terms In U.S., Bumper to Bumper Stays the Same

Update: I've just spoken with Joanne Krell, Cadillac/Hummer/Saab Communications, and gotten the scoop. The WSJ incorrectly states a 7/100,000 warranty term, it should be 5/100,000. I've also heard back from John Stoll at the WSJ and he's fixing the article. Saab's cutback on powertrain coverage by 1 year and 50,000 miles, while unfortunate, is certainly less troublesome than VW's scaling back its bumper to bumper coverage from 4/50 to 3/36. The change is effective with the 2009 model year.



GM Reduces Saab Warranty Terms - WSJ.com

Saab is cutting back its warranty coverage in the States, but it is wisely leaving its bumper to bumper coverage at four years, 50,000 miles and its free scheduled maintenance at 3/36,000.

The WSJ article states "Saab vehicles will now come with a four-year, 50,000 mile warranty rather than the seven-year, 100,000 mile warranty offered on vehicles sold through GM's other seven divisions in the U.S. " Which warranty are they talking about? GM's powertrain warranty is 5/100,000 and not 7/100,000.

Above, I have posted a snapshot of Chevy's 2008 warranty coverage. As you can see there is no warranty that is 7/100.

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