Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 18:27:54 -0000
From: "Toby Field" <>
Subject: Re: Safety concern of SAAB 9000

My brother had exactly the same thing happen on his 1994 Renault Laguna. this happened about 6 months ago and the car had done about 90,000 miles though. Toby Field (UK) '93 9000 2.3T Auto 149,000 Miles "Norman" <> wrote in message news:a6svmt$rfg$ > Bought a SAAB 9000 from a UK SAAB dealer 18 months ago. The car is 'P' reg - > five years old and has now done 54,000 miles. A month ago I notice a strap > rubbing on the ground and noted with horror that it was for holding up the > fuel tank and had rotted through. When I took it to my local garage they > told me that the second one was about to go. There is no rust on any other > areas of the car. The fuel tank at the time was full. Imagine the danger not > only to myself but anyone behind me, had I deposited a full fuel tank on the > motorway at 70 mph. I contacted SAAB who told me that because I got it fixed > at an independent dealer, they didn't want to know. The car had been > serviced by SAAB up to then and in fact was a SAAB dealers car!! > > SAAB's customer relations department describe the incident as "unfortunate, > but...." > > N MacDonald > > >

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