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Auto Safety / Omni and Horizon #259068

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 07, 1978
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(Studio) "Motor Trend" magazine's naming of Chrysler's Omni and Horizon as cars of yr. noted. Later Consumers Union labeling of 2 cars as unacceptable due to handling problems recalled. Trans. Department's report on own tests of cars, finding no problems with handling, reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Consumer Union comments on cars stated; films from organization shown. "Consumer Reports" magazine's statements on safety problems of Omni and Horizon reported Tests by National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. detailed. [Traffic Safety administration Joan CLAYBROOK - says administration doesn't put approval on cars, but just says items mentioned by Consumers Union don't pose safety hazards.] [Chrysler Vice President Sid JEFFE - says Chrysler is pleased with government report Feels workers at Belvidere, Illinois, assembly plant are owed apology.] [Consumers Union spokesperson Robert KNOLL - states organization's contd. belief in its findings; believes safety administration's decision was made too quickly.] Previous recalls on Omni and Horizon mentioned.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

Mudd, Roger;
Roth, Richard

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