OK, couldn't resist :cheesy:well don't quote me on it because I'm not sure; but I think Linear and Arc share the same suspension and Aero has the more aggressive springs.
Happened on my 04 Linear at 74k. Blew right front tire too. Saab covered all but $100. I also filed a complaint to NHTSA and have been contacted several times through email and the phone. They are most interested in this so my suggestion would be to file a complaint if you reside in the US.OK, couldn't resist :cheesy:
It sounds reasonable though. From what i've read, there aren't exactly warning signs, are there?
Good job you wasn't travelling at speed on a motor way when this happend... I think its dredfull that saab have not rectified this problem with a modification.You are luckier than me.
My car is sitting in a garage (since Friday) waiting to get the front springs and a front tyre changed.
On way to work, low speed, just pulled across a junction and smelt a burning smell. Looked all around the cabin thinking, "I will be glad to get the last 600metres to the car park done so I can see whats going on".
BANG!!! lost control of steering.
Limped into a side road and had a look. Offside Spring snapped and ripped the front tyre apart. Spring is sill inside the tyre.
Tyre was only a couple of Months old.
I've been quoted:
£139 Spring Each
Thats over £400 (about $600)
Sure I could have got it cheaper elsewhere but I cant move the stupid car.