Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2005 01:54:47 GMT
From: Dan <>
Subject: Re: SID - again

Find out who the manager for the area is and contact that person (if you haven't done this). On 10/3/2005 8:42 PM, Bill Jackson wrote: > The folks from SAAB US called me back today, "we cannot do anything for you" > was the response. I had actually expected that they would have done > something, after all I bet a SID costs them a hell of a lot less than the > $430 that they charge in the parts department. > > Ive decided that I am going to write a letter to the chariman of General > Motors, I need some help. Anyone who has had a SID failure can you please > send me an email at the below address, put "this is not spam" in the title > please so the spam filter won't delete it. > > I'll collect up data and then send a letter. If it gets me nowhere, I may > file a small claims case against the local dealer and Saab USA. Should be > fun. > > This pisses me off, I've owned 3 saabs now, an 86 9000, a 90 9000 and now my > 99 9-5. I've been pretty happy with them over the years, but not taking > care of this epidemic problem is ridiculous. Even after I bit the bullet > and paid for hte first SID after 5 years (Ok, things do wear out) but to > have another one go bad in just over a year and then be told that there is > nothing they can do? > > thanks everyone > > > "Bill Jackson" <> wrote in message > news:xr_%e.20766$ >> OK, so last year (June) I finally bit the bullet and went to the dealer to >> have them replace the SID in my 99 9-5, it was a mess. I moaned and >> groaned to Saaab about this being a systemic problem that they should take >> care of to no avail and finally paid the $500 plus to get the damned thign >> replaced. >> >> It started going again two weeks ago. The line right down hte middle of >> hte F (in FM) goes off intermittently as well as a couple of columns. I >> thought that they had FIXED this? >> >> Anyway, a trip to the dealer last week informed me that the SID was no >> longer in warranty as the warranty on replacement parts is 1year. The >> 1-800 saab people seem to be waiting for the dealer to say that they'll >> kick in beofre they make any decision on the replacement. Sicne we have >> only ONE saab dealer in Rochester, I doubt that I have a whole lot of >> leverage. >> >> >> Damned it, this is a systemic failure on these devices, hundreds of people >> have complained about it over the years. One would have thought that they >> would have figured this out and fixed this in any replacements that went >> into cars, but NOOOOO. >> >> ideas? >> >> >> >> > >

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