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SVT investigated the selling of the Swedish fighter plane, the Gripen to the Czech government. In result the news organization uncovered bribery of politicians, the Austrian Count Alfons Mensdorff-Pouilly, a former Canadian government minister and a Czech weapons dealer. This prompted further investigation into two other Gripen deals between Hungary and South Africa.
An investigation by the San Francisco Examiner revealed that the Saab 9000 automobiles had a defective fuse box that could cause the luxury cars to lose power, emit smoke from the glove box and in some cases, catch fire, allegedly even when the engine was not running. The articles also showed that Saab knew of the defect and considered it a safety problem, but failed to tell consumers or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.(Feb. 5, 6, 12, 26, and Dec. 24, 1995)
The San Francisco Examiner reports that "The Saab car company failed to tell customers and federal safety officials about a flaw that made some of its luxury cars fill with smoke and burst into flames... Internal Saab reports show the firm knew that a faulty connection in the model 9000's main fuse box could make the engine die, prevent power windows and door locks from opening and spew acrid smoke from dashboard vents..."