Between the Headlines of GM, Chrysler Bankruptcies

Carmakers want to avoid litigation over product defects

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2009  |  Updated 5:21 PM CDT
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Language in carmakers' fast-tracked bankruptcy cases could let them walk away from past and future accidents caused by defects in their products.

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Watch the commercial from a consumer advocacy group which highlights the product defect issue in the carmakers' bankruptcy claims.
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Chrysler got it and now GM wants it, too: language that will allow the carmakers to walk away from both past and future accidents caused by defects in their products.

Anyone buying a GM car today -- or anyone who bought a Chrysler before its bankruptcy was finalized -- will be affected. 

Safety Research & Strategies:
Public Safety at Risk:  Bankruptcies Leave Legacy of Defects, Injuries and Deaths (.pdf)
Full Coverage: Chrysler/GM Bankruptcy

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