• Jun 5, 2009
On a recent episode of The Chrysler Files, customers who purchased Chrysler vehicles that were later officially certified as lemons were being reimbursed by the company with checks... that bounced. The snafu stemmed from the fact that while said claims were made before Chrysler's bankruptcy, after the automaker's Chapter 11 filing, the judge had to clear the funds to be paid from Chrysler's account. Since the judge hadn't cleared the funds, the checks were worth precisely zero dollars.

Those owners will be happy to know that the judge has finally approved Fiat and Chyrsler honoring "all warranty and lemon law obligations" for cars purchased up to five years before April 30. With the ruling, those affected will also be eligible for additional costs and attorney's fees. Of course, that news still doesn't detail when you stranded motorists can expect a check to arrive -- or when they can cash the ones they already have -- but help is on the way.

[Source: Automotive News, sub req'd]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I have driven the croosfire it's slow, rattles, to much hard plastic the list seems never ending.Do your self favor if your thinking about buying a croosfire just pick up a used merc, the list is a little shorter with the slk.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well, you ask why it didn't sell well. I think it was because the low 215 hp rating and the high price for the car in the first place.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Of course Fiat agreed to this. If they didn't, I suspect that Fiat/Chrysler would somehow coincidentally lose every single lemon law claim filed against them.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I am not a Crossfire fan, but that droptop looks great in that color.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I have a SRT-6 Roadster with a few engine modifications that put it in the range of 997 911 Turbos in the 1/4 mile. I have about 340whp. There's a few 11sec SRT's out there. They're fun cars if you can afford the tires ($1,000 a set) and oil changes ($120, but you get 10k miles out of it).

        I wouldn't bother with the Limited version shown, the SRT w/ the AMG engine is great. A coupe can be had for less than $20K used.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've seen these cars going for under 10k. Are they worth it?
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's an older Merc SLK underneath. I quite like that color too, everyone around here seems to have gone either silver or black. The pastel shade suits it much better.
        • 5 Years Ago
        They sure do.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I can't understand why this car didn't sell to good, I mean they have the merc the body shell, a pretty good design, and a cool name. Maybe we will see a new Chrysler coupe on that Alfa Brera platform.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Probably because in Canada at least, it also came with a Merc price. And the non-tuned models handled like a 300C...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Only if Chrysler had made the fabulous Firepower.