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A little lemonade from Chrysler troubles?

Fiat and the new Chrysler Group LLC will honor car buyers' rights under Idaho's "Lemon Law," Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced today, when the new company takes control of the auto maker.  That includes those who bought or leased their vehicles from the "old" Chrysler. "The continuation of consumers' rights under Idaho's Lemon Law is a significant issue that has arisen in the wake of the recent auto manufacturers' bankruptcies," Wasden said. "I commend Fiat and the new Chrysler Group for its willingness to protect the interests of Chrysler's customers, and I hope similar considerations will be extended to General Motors' customers."

Under Idaho's "Lemon Law," consumers can get refunds or a replacement vehicle if a new car develops a significant problem that can't be repaired after repeated attempts. Other states also have such laws; state attorneys general negotiated with the new Chrysler Group LLC to reach the agreement that lemon laws will be honored. The new Chrysler group will be owned by Fiat, the United Auto Workers, the United States and Canada, after the car manufacturer goes through Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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