Date: Sat, 06 Sep 2003 21:20:54 +0100 From: Johannes H Andersen <johsnopsamfitter.com> Subject: Re: Saab Complaint
Mark A wrote: > > "> Johannes, I appreciate your posts in this group over the months. > > > > In the United States, Ford Motor Company is in a world of hurt > > right now, because they 1) sold SUVs with bad tires a few years > > ago, and then 2) refused to make it right. Their sales have not > > recovered three years later, and Ford is losing court cases by > > the bunch to very angry customers who can easily establish that > > Ford knew about the problem. > > > > While Michelin makes the tires, Saab 1) made the decision to > > equip their cars with Michelins, and 2) decided to not make it > > "right" with me. I suggest further, that 3) Saab knows that these > > Michelins are a safety hazard and doesn't want to admit it; just > > like Ford did. > > In the case of Ford, the tires were deficient. As much as you might > like to create a case of compensation akin to the Ford Explorer, you > won't succeed as it is an entirely different situation. Michelins are > sound top brand tires and no generic faults have been identified. It > is most likely that your blowout case was due to damage of the tire > while in use on your car, it happens to other motorists every day. > So go away!