NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 08, 1977
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(Studio) State of Illinois sues General Motors Corporation because Chevrolet engines found in Oldsmobiles.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Chicago, Illinois) General Motors Corporation says Chevy engines in Olds Delta 88's almost same as Olds engine. Joseph Siwek bought Delta 88 and isn't satisfied. [SIWEK - says it's not what he wanted and he should have been told.] Illinois says changing engine without telling customer is consumer fraud. At consumer fraud division of state attorney general's office, people call to ask difference. [WOMAN - cites difference in engines.] [Illinois attorney general William SCOTT - says co. can put VW engine in Cadillac, as long as customer is told and wants to buy it.] General Motors Corporation says Olds dealers were told of substitution last fall. State sues all Olds dealers who received letter and didn't tell customers, and also GM; is investigating to see if cars other than Delta 88's have substitute engines.
REPORTER: Eric Burns