If you try to carry something on top of your
vehicle that is longer or wider than the luggage
carrier — like paneling, plywood, a mattress
and so forth — the wind can catch it as you
drive along. This can cause you to lose
control. What you are carrying could be
violently torn off, and this could cause you or
other drivers to have a collision, and of course
damage your vehicle. You may be able to carry
something like this inside. But, never carry
something longer or wider than the luggage
carrier on top of your vehicle.
Your vehicle may be equipped with a luggage carrier
that allows you to load things on top of your vehicle.
The luggage carrier, if equipped, has side rails attached
to the roof, and places to use for tying things down.
These let you load some other things on top of
your vehicle, as long as they are not wider or longer
than the luggage carrier.
Crossrails can be purchased from your dealer.
Notice: Loading cargo on the luggage carrier that
weighs more than 200 lbs (91 kg) or hangs over
the rear or sides of the vehicle may damage your
vehicle. Load cargo so that it rests on the slats
as far forward as possible and against the side rails,
making sure to fasten it securely.
2005 - Saab 97X Owner Manual