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Michigan Attorney General Mike
Cox Announces Settlement in Warranty Corp. Case
Mich., Feb. 13/ -- Consumers who made contracts with Warranty Corp.
on or after January 28, 2002, have until May 4 to file a complaint
with the Michigan Attorney General's office or the Better Business
Bureau, Attorney General Mike Cox announced today.
company sells service contracts to consumers with used vehicles.
The company mailed ads to consumers urging them to act within
72 hours to purchase a warranty for their used vehicles at a reduced
amount. In reality, the
offer was one for a service contract -- not a warranty. The company will pay a hefty penalty and make restitution to
Mercedes Seeks Photos of you
with your Car
N.J., Feb. 13/ -- Mercedes Benz wants to celebrate your love affair
with your Mercedes Benz. The
company is collecting photos of owners' love affairs with their
vehicles online at http://www.mbusa.com/lovemercedes
and is considering using some of the photographs in an upcoming ad
to demonstrate the special bond between owners and their vehicles.
owners tend to be some of the most faithful in the industry, with
good reason. Some 72
percent of all Mercedes ever bought are still on the road today.
There's an emotional connection with the brand that makes ownership
of a Mercedes 'Unlike Any Other' and that's what they’re looking
2004 Dodge Durango Features
Innovative SKF Wheel Hubs
Mich., Feb. 16/ -- The all-new 2004 Dodge Durango features an
innovative asymmetrical ball hub bearing unit to replace the
standard tapered roller bearing unit.
This new design
consists of a double row angular contact ball bearing arrangement in
which the outboard row is at a higher diameter than the inner row.
This unique design increases the bearing's capacity while
improving hub stiffness over a traditional tapered bearing unit.
stiffer hub provides many benefits, including allowing the wheel to
run truer during cornering and acceleration, provides better
steering, handling and vehicle dynamic behavior, and reduces brake
National Arbitration Forum Gets
No-Fault Insurance Contract for New Jersey
Feb. 16/ -- The State of New Jersey has awarded the National
Arbitration Forum a three-year contract to administer
arbitrations for No-Fault Insurance Personal Injury Protection (PIP)
disputes under the state's Automobile Insurance Cost Reduction Act
of 1998. Under the New
Jersey contract, NAF will administer approximately 20,000 cases per
According to cost estimates,
the NAF-administered arbitration program will save New Jersey
policyholders and insurers nearly $4 million over the next three
years compared to the former program.