CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 10, 1976
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(Studio) Environmental Protection Agency orders Chrysler Corporation to recall almost 1/4 of 1975 cars, because cars might be polluting air; action unprecedented. Chrysler says it will fight order.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Environmental Protection Agency orders recalls on Chrysler Cordoba and Newport, Plymouth Fury and Grand Fury and Dodge Monaco, Charger SE and Coronet for carburetor adjustment with regard to carbon monoxide emissions on large engines. Is 1st time recall ordered because of design and adjustment procedures rather than mechanical defects. [EPA Enforcement chief Stanley LEGRO - says frequent maladjustments believed responsibility of company because cars not adjusted properly by mechanics.] Chrysler reasons for fighting order noted.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton
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