Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 19:56:59 +0100
From: "MJW" <>
Subject: Message from davehinz at

Why don't you just pull the fuse as several of us have advised, and get on with it? It's unfortunate that you choose to feel picked on rather than just doing the obvious fix. That's your personal choice - if you choose to go out of your way to feel this is all about you, go ahead. I attempted to explain the engineering aspects; someone else attempted to explain the liability aspects. If you choose to be offended by the engineering and legalistic realities, that's your choice of course. Why don't you just go pull the air bag fuse as was suggested? If this and your other notes are any indication, I wouldn't have wanted to help you either, were I the Saab rep you contacted. DAVEHINZ AT SPAMCOP, WHY DO YOU BYPASS THE GROUP - AND NOT LET OTHERS SHARE YOUR WISDOM? Anyway as you are so smart how would removing the fuseprevent at the fancy startup diagnostics on the dashboard - wouldn't it see it as a mallfunction. As for being picked on - I don't take it personal - I see it as being an anti consumer policy that could have been overcome by fitting electronic overide switches that would only cost a few pence. Bearing in mind the retail price of these cars in RIP OFF UK, why shouldn't all consumers have the choice. I don't care whether it is nanny state or nanny manufacturer - there are no moral grounds for denying citizens choices. And as for you being our local mechanic GOD HELP US from that awful prospect. If you don't like my reply just shup up and get on with your life!!! MJW Quoting MJW <>: > Sounds like you are MR AVERAGE Why don't you count your blessings and have a > little tolerance for those who are not average ie the majority of people in > the world. > > David Hirst > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: <> > Newsgroups: > Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2003 3:33 PM > Subject: Re: Saab UK disabled unfriendly!!! > > > > Someone who looks an awful lot like Hans <> wrote: > > > > > Well, when you get sick in a "safe" car, and the company is answering > this > > > is not possible to fix because it doesn't fit in their sinking, the best > > > answer is to buy a car from another brand. The formula "high price, low > > > performance" doesn't work anymore in todays competitive environment. > It's > > > sad, but reality. > > > > So, Saab is supposed to compromise safety for the entire line of cars, > > for a few individuals? They should redesign my headrest because you are > > tall? > > > > In any statistical sample, there will be those who fall outside of the > > specified range of "We're going to plan for this". I don't know what > > his interactions with Saab were like, but if his tone here is any > indicator, > > I'm thinking that the approach may have been as much of a problem as > > anything else. > > > > If the headrest in a given car doesn't fit you, it's like any other car > > buying situation, isn't it? Don't like the seats? Buy a different car. > > Asking the factory to redesign an active safety feature isn't a realistic > > expectation, and as you probably know, the headrest in a Saab isn't merely > > a passive prop, it's a device which dynamically reacts in a collision. > > > > Dave Hinz > > > >

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