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Death Of A Clunker

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Consumer group objects to Chrysler bankruptcy, says customers could be stranded without warranty

Chyrsler Jeep Dodge Bankruptcy Raises Warranty Questions

Chrysler Jeep Dodge Bankruptcy Raises Warranty Questions

Consumer Groups Say 10 Million Vehicle Owners Will Be Left In The Lurch – Strange Catch 22 As Taxpayers Bear The Cost Of Their Own Demise!

A number of consumer groups this week filed an objection to the bankruptcy arrangement, saying Chrysler car owners will be left in the lurch after the automaker’s bankruptcy. They say that if you own a Chrysler vehicle and have an accident that you believe was caused by a manufacturing defect, you would be out of luck. You could not sue Chrysler for damages, they say.  Further questions are raised as to the viability of the Lifetime Powertrain Warranty.  More to follow on this and how it will shape the future for GM.

Auto recyclers criticize loophole in ‘cash for clunkers’ scheme

Reports emerged last week from Washington that the U.S. Congress and President Obama had reached an agreement on how to implement a ‘cash for clunkers’ program, and it has just passed the House of Representatives this week. The plan would offer a $3,500 voucher for cars traded in under the plan, valid on a new car rated 22mpg or higher. But now critics are saying the program won’t actually get any of those clunkers off the streets due to a loophole. Continue reading