Saab To Recall 300,000 Of Its’ Cars
One of Sweden’s top known brands, Saab, is having to recall almost 300,000 cars worldwide, costing the company owned by General Motors, 77 million US dollars.
The recall is due to a problem with the ignition system on gas engine 9-3 and 9-5 models from the years 2000 through 2002.
The faulty ignition system, that can lead to overheating was found by the US Federal safety regulators. A spokesperson for GM said there had been three or four cases where the engine had stopped while driving but no people had been hurt.
The company will contact owners of the models during the autumn and work to replace the ignition boxes will begin next year.
It’s a real financial blow for the company that earlier this year announced that it would be switching it’s production from Sweden to a sister factory in Germany to save costs.