I had promised a follow up to one of my recent post on Saab Parts North America. In that post there were some questions raised that I had forwarded to Tim Colbeck. Thanks again to Tim for taking the time to follow up on our questions and for always being available.
We need to remember that in a very short period of time considering all that has happened, Saab Parts has accomplished an awful lot and continue to work through everything in front of them.
Below are the questions and answers from the post:
When will they get DIC’s.
DI cassettes have been in stock and shipped to our OSCs.
Still cannot get a answer when I will be able to get a windshield for my 2011 9-5 NG.
I’m told maybe October, but they say that is just a guess.
Is SPNA going to ask St Gobain to start to produce these?
Because they are not going to appear out of wishful thinking.
Sooner or later someone needs to find a glass manufacturer to start making them, it is a bit frustrating to own a new car with cracked windshield and have no clue when you may expect to find one.
Don’t tell me Safelight auto glass either!
HUD/Lane departure/Rain Sense windshields are no where to be had!
A new vendor has been identified for 3 of the 4 windshields including the HUD/Departure, however we are still waiting on delivery dates
The other thing people are still wondering about is body panels and parts for the 9-4X and the new 9-5.
9-5 panels were stamped at the plant some are in stock now and others are in transit and should be available soon. We expect to have a supply agreement for 94X panels soon and will let you know..
I know it’s not a lot of answers but we can at least see the ball in motion and the parts required should be on hand shortly if not already.
I also asked about warranties recently and have not had an answer as of yet but they do know that the questions are out there and will let me know when they have information to share.