The “new” Chrysler may be up and running, but a group of victims from three states who have been seriously injured, or lost a family member as a result of defects in their “old” Chrysler vehicles, have a message for the incoming board: they won’t allow their liability claims to be wiped out without a fight.
On Monday, the group gathered outside the “new” Chrysler’s board of director’s meeting at the company’s headquarters in Auburn Hills, MI, with the intention of delivering a letter outlining their concerns to Chrysler’s CEO, Sergio Marchione. The “director of security” accepted the letter on the company’s behalf, assuring the group it would be delivered.
Said Christine Catalano, who lost her mother after her Chrysler mini-van “self-shifted” into reverse, knocking her to the ground and dragging her underneath the left front tire, "We want Chrysler to survive but it is unconscionable that it would leave customers unprotected, particularly at a time when we all need consumers to buy their cars and feel confident about their company.”
Check out video of the event here and embedded below.