- May 21, 2009
Consumer group objects to Chrysler bankruptcy, says customers could be stranded without warranty
Consumers groups, realizing that buyers will have no recourse, have filed an objection that's spurred a quickly organized hearing of the House Judiciary Committee. According to a report by ABC<, the new Chrysler has agreed to cover normal warranty claims, but when some new issue that would normally prompt a recall campaign pops up – or some other kind of defect rears its ugly head – the company would want nothing to do with it. Bad thingamajigy covered, horrible manufacturing or design defect that causes you injury, not covered. No right to sue, either.
It's not like Chrysler vehicles have stellar resale values now, but if this is how things shake out, the machinations to avoid standing behind its product are likely to further devalue anything wearing a Pentastar.