Automotive / Practical. My car brand has disappeared, how can I find spare parts?
It is a widely held popular belief that any car manufacturer would be required to provide any spare part on its vehicles for a period of 10 years from the date of its discontinuation.
The consumer code does not mention this; the obligation is limited, in practice, to imposing an obligation of information on professionals.
There are many testimonials from motorists or mechanics having all the trouble in the world to find certain parts on models which are nevertheless widespread from the 90s or more recent.
Brands are born, live and disappear
Economic crisis, change of strategy, takeovers or mergers, punctuate the news of car manufacturers.
Sometimes some of them disappear overnight, leaving the French market or simply going bankrupt.
In recent years, the examples of Saab, Daewoo, Lada, Rover, or more recently Infiniti are still remembered.
The brand has disappeared, how is it going?
Good news, the spare parts business for current brands is lucrative enough not to be completely abandoned.
In the case of Saab, three of the group's four subsidiaries went bankrupt, but Saab Parts AB, which specializes in the brand's spare parts, survived.
Thanks to an agreement with the Swedish government, this entity was able to continue supplying parts for Saabs still in circulation around the world.
Posted Date: 2020-09-04