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Auto Industries / Ford Motors and FTC / General Motors Corporation Recalls #255765

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 07, 1978
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(Studio) Surfacing of FTC (Federal Trade Commission) document accusing Ford Motors of unfair and deceptive trade practices noted. Company's failure to warn consumers about alleged engine defect in some Ford cars reported.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

(DC) FTC (Federal Trade Commission) documents' chgs. about engine defects in 1974-78 model Mustangs, Pintos, Bobcats and Capris detailed, include company's knowledge of situation and instructions to dealers to repair cars free. Govt. chgs. that company never publicized program reported Also discussed are FTC (Federal Trade Commission) chgs. of false advertising by Ford Motors; Ford magazine ad shown. Symptoms of engine problem listed. Possibility of court case noted.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

(Studio) GM's announcement of recalls of 1976 and 1977 Chevettes, for fuel tank modifications, and 1975 Monzas, Oldsmobile Starfires and Buick Skyhawks that may have defective front wheel bearings reported.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

Kuralt, Charles;
Roth, Richard

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