Consumers for
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The FTC and Chrysler

CARS and consumer group allies petition the Federal Trade Commission to require disclosure on millions of used Chrysler vehicles to warn car buyers they will not be protected if they or their passengers are harmed due to safety defects, even if the defects are entirely Chrysler's fault.
Consumer group petition to FTC

Washington Post
FTC urged to require warnings on Chryslers
by Kendra Marr
July 3, 2009
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/02/AR2009070203788.html


KGO-TV (ABC), San Francisco
Groups are worried about who is liable for safety defects
by Michael Finney and Renee Koury
July 3, 2009
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/7_on_your_side&id=6896687


CARS receives "Consumer Advocate of the Year Award"
In recognition of CARS' successful strategy and work to restore rights for future victims of unsafe, defective Chrysler vehicles.
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CARS is a national, award-winning,
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CarMax sells cars with deadly
safety defects.
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Buyer Beware! Auto dealers use
forced arbitration
to get away with cheating customers
Even when car dealers flagrantly violate consumer protection laws, you may not be able to get justice. That's because almost 100% of car dealers stick "forced arbitration" clauses into their contracts. If they cheat you, and you try to take them to court, they can just laugh at you. That's because they can get your case kicked into arbitration -- a secret, rigged process that favors big, corrupt lawbreakers. The dealer often gets to choose the arbitration firm, and even the arbitrator who hears your case. Unlike judges, arbitrators are perfectly free to ignore the law.

Dealers claim that arbitration is quick. But Jon Perz in San Diego had to wait over 8 years in "arbitration limbo" before he finally got justice, after Mossy Toyota sold him an unsafe car. CARS produced a short video exposing what happened. More than 1.3 million people have watched our video on YouTube:
See the billboard CARS displayed
right next to Mossy Toyota's car lot,
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