The Original Blog of the NISSAN Whistleblower 

To Doug Betts

Mr. Betts,

My name is Sharyn Bovat…

Just wanted to say Hello and ask a favor. 

FYI-While I was gathering “data” many told me you were a “quality” guy and people have lots of respect for you.  I’m sure your company will be moving up the charts soon*. 

Sir, a couple men in Chrysler trucks told me that "not all Good Ole Boys” are the same & they appreciated my efforts to stop bad spending of taxpayer money and are cheering me on in my “Quest for Human Decency .”  

I’ve heard similar comments from guys in GM trucks and that makes me happy. 

This is funny one guy said to get “credibility” I should not let people know that I voted for Barrack Obama.  


Also, a guy in the TN National Guard admitted that he does not like calling President Obama the Commander and Chief because “he’s black”.    It’s sad no matter what the president does they will NOT respect him. 

A woman who read my blog said I’d never get a guy in Tennessee, Good Ole Boys won’t date a liberals.   My response “I can ‘easily’ live with that” then I added “it’s their loss, blue state women are thinner and we do yogaJJ 
the woman who made the comment was about 250lbs so YES I was being a bit bitchy. 

That said, back to my question:

OK….  Sir, now that I'm "waiting to land" I'm now asking for favors.  Here's one for Chrysler and other American car manufacturers.

???  Mr. Betts, can you talk to your buddies in marketing and have some of your truck commercials show black and white people getting along, having fun. ??? Maybe working together or tailgating together and VERY IMPORTANT!!! Actually show the commercials in the south.  

Just a “thought” &
Have a Great Day!!!!

Sharyn Bovat

Love Life~Love People~Love America


*Chrysler Says More Time Needed to Change Perceptions on Quality

By Tim Higgins - Oct 27, 2010 4:42 PM CT

Chrysler Group LLC, which scored below average in Consumer Reports’ reliability ratings released yesterday, is working to improve opinions about its automobiles, the automaker’s top quality executive said.

“It will take additional time to change perceptions about our company and products, but that process is well under way,” Doug Betts, Chrysler senior vice president of quality, said today in an e-mail to employees that was obtained by Bloomberg. Gualberto Ranieri, a Chrysler spokesman, confirmed the message.

The message came a day after all of Auburn Hills, Michigan- based Chrysler’s vehicles failed to score above average in Consumer Reports’ annual reliability survey. Twelve of the 20 Chrysler models for which enough data were available for a rating were below average, the magazine said.

Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. tied for the most models with top scores, and Ford Motor Co. was the only U.S. automaker with top scores in two categories.

“Chrysler is probably the one area of the domestics that hasn’t really improved, they’re still trailing,” David Champion, senior director of Consumer Reports’ auto test center, said yesterday. “Their product line is very dated and not very competitive.”

The one bright spot was the Ram 1500 pickup, which got a “recommended” rating, he said. The magazine has evaluated some of the company’s new vehicles and is “impressed with where they’re going,” he said.

“We’ll have to see how they do in the marketplace next year and see whether the reliability of these new Chrysler vehicles that are coming out matches the performance that we’ve had a very quick look at,” Champion said.

Chrysler Turnaround

Chrysler, which emerged from bankruptcy reorganization in 2009, is one year into a five-year turnaround plan put together by Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne, who also leads Turin, Italy-based Fiat SpA.

Chrysler is introducing 16 new or refreshed vehicles this year, including the redesigned Jeep Grand Cherokee.

“The work we all do in the next few months will be key in ensuring successful launches as we continue updating over 75 percent of our product line-up,” Betts said in the e-mail.

Betts joined Chrysler in 2007 with the mission of improving the automaker’s quality. He said in a statement after the Consumer Reports ratings were released that the company has improved vehicle reliability more than 50 percent in the past two and a half years.

“Most of our gains are not reflected in Consumer Reports survey data as they had insufficient sample size,” Betts said in the statement.

To contact the reporters on this story: Tim Higgins in Southfield, Michigan at;

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jamie Butters at

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