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Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 16:11:09 GMT
From: Johannes <>

Malt_Hound wrote: > > Henrik B. wrote: > > "Malt_Hound" <Malt_Houndnospamm*> skrev i en meddelelse > > > > > > > >>>Yes! You'll loose the 8 years Saab engine warranty! > >>> > >>>Cheers! > >> > >>Baloney!! You will *not* lose your factory warranty, whatever term it is. > >>Just be sure to have all *required* maintenance fully documented wherever > >>you have it done. > > > > > > And where do you see, that you won't loose the newly expanded 8 years > > engine-warranty, if you don't use authorized service? I agree that you don't > > loose your law-admitted warranty. But this 8 years expanded engine warranty, > > is something speciel provided by Saab and isn't regulated by law. > > > > Cheers! > > > > > > All warranties are regulated by law. No warranties are required by law, > but once offered, it becomes a part of the sales agreement. Legal > precedent has provided that no manufacturer can stipulate warranty > coverage eligibility based on whether the routine service was done by > the warranter or not. Only that the routine service has to have been > accomplished. > > This would be covered by anti-trust laws in the US. It would amount to > limiting SAAB from drumming up service business through their warranty. > > You just can't do that, at least not in the US. > > I'm not a lawyer, (and I don't play one on TV) but this is my > understanding of the situation. There have been various attempts by manufacturers to get EU rulings that increases their control. I'm not sure how far the state of play is. But attempts have been made to outlaw car body panels and other spares from third parties.

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