During the time I owned a SAAB, there were numerous online sites that offered parts. My personal favorite was www.thesaabsite.com. The prices were good and when my first order arrived, it also containted a bag of M&M candies. What a great way to build loyalty! But what about now? What if you own a newer SAAB and need OEM parts? Will SAAB still supply them should they go under? That question was recently answered by Swade at Inside SAAB:
Q: What happens to parts availability if Saab goes bankrupt?
A: Bear in mind that Saab has absolutely no intention of going bankrupt. This is a worst-case scenario question, but here goes…… Saab Automobile Parts AB (Saab Parts) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saab Automobile AB responsible for the sales of Saab spare parts and accessories. It is important to note that Saab Parts, whilst being owned by Saab Automobile, is a separate company under law and is not part of Saab’s reorganisation. Saab Parts is a profitable and cash generating business.
The shares of Saab Parts are currently pledged to the Swedish government as security for the EUR 400m loan facility granted to Saab by the EIB. Under the security requirements from and controlled by the Swedish National Debt Office, Saab Parts operates under strict rules. i.e. it keeps its own accounts, it has minimum working capital requirements etc. If there were to be any future insolvency event, Saab Parts will continue to operate as an independent entity for many years supporting Saab customers with parts and accessories.