Buyer Beware: Will Chrysler Honor the Lemon Law?

So, you're thinking about buying a new Chrysler vehicle?  According to Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, you had better be careful.

Chrysler is in bankruptcy proceedings.  Blumenthal says buying a new Chrysler could be a major peril for consumers.  He says the parties involved in these proceedings are disclaiming responsibility for following Connecticut's Lemon Law.  As he put it, this would deny very, very profoundly important benefits to Connecticut consumers, who could potentially encounter defective vehicles.

Blumenthal has written to the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, asking for the full assurances from the United States government that Connecticut's Lemon Law will cover consumers' new Chrysler vehicles.  He says the federal government is providing literally billions of dollars in bailout money to companies that may deny their responsibility to follow our lemon laws.  Blumenthal says that a car, a clunker, or defective, bought today, may not be protected becsause the company is saying, "We're in bankruptcy, we may not respect those obligations."

The Attorney General says he hopes to hear from the Treasury Secretary before the end of this month.

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