Troubled Swedish car maker Saab has had to stop production at its Trollhattan plant for a day, after it emerged it had failed to pay its outstanding customs duties.
Swedish customs retained vital parts needed for assembly after customs authorities informed the company it owed a “considerable” sum of money.
Customs had removed the company’s 30-day credit facility after it filed for bankruptcy protection last week.
A large amount of parts from General Motors’ production sites outside of the European Union were held in two warehouses while Saab settled the debt.
The restrictions only affected Wednesday’s production.