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06-25-2012, 06:25 AM   #1
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Another Government Motors recall

GM Recalls Nearly 500,000 Chevy Cruzes for...Engine Fires

It’s important for a company to create a branding identity--something all its products possess as an underlying, unifying theme.

GM has successfully identified and implemented theirs: combustibility.

AHHHH, our tax dollars at work.

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I'm sorry, I don't get the tax dollars at work thing. Didn't GM build lousy cars before, during and after being saved? And hasn't Chrysler become an abomination when it comes to car quality, even while being associated with Mercedes?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jack Quote
GM Recalls Nearly 500,000 Chevy Cruzes for...Engine Fires

It’s important for a company to create a branding identity--something all its products possess as an underlying, unifying theme.

GM has successfully identified and implemented theirs: combustibility.

AHHHH, our tax dollars at work.
ford determined the "value" of your life w/ exploding Pintos.. I suspect their "price" seems a bit low if we do the judgement on our own lives.......

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Ford has argued for over three decades that The Ford Motor Company is not at fault, but rather the other motorists who happened to rear end the Pinto drivers. Many accuse Ford of rushing the Pinto into production without proper testing leaving a faulty fuel system in the car that would rupture with any rear end collision or rollover accident; this resulted in the deaths of over 500 people. Many also accuse Ford of being fully aware of the faults with the Pinto and selling it to the public anyway.

Letting the people die because of the Pinto and settling with their families was more economical than recalling the vehicle and fixing the shortcomings of the Pinto.


The question remains regarding whether or not Ford put a price on human lives, or if the company was not at fault for simply trying to compete with foreign car companies to put an American made fuel efficient vehicle on the road. Ford was accused of not accounting for benefit and harm in an ethical business decision, zero personal evaluation, and a very high influence of outside factors.
Ethical business decisions require consideration of two important factors, benefit and harm. Did the attorney for Ford Motor, James Neal act with ethical behavior while defending the automobile giant in 1978? Did Ford Motors and James Neal consider benefit and harm?
The Ethical Dilemma in the Ford Pinto Case - Research Paper - Joat12
06-25-2012, 07:19 AM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by jeffkrol Quote
ford determined the "value" of your life w/ exploding Pintos.. I suspect their "price" seems a bit low if we do the judgement on our own lives.......


The Ethical Dilemma in the Ford Pinto Case - Research Paper - Joat12
There was also the Firestone 500 tire issue at the same time.
One of the jokes of the day was: "Worst pick -up line ever: Hey baby, I just put a new set of 500s on my Pinto. Wanna go for a drive?"

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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
I'm sorry, I don't get the tax dollars at work thing. Didn't GM build lousy cars before, during and after being saved?And hasn't Chrysler become an abomination when it comes to car quality, even while being associated with Mercedes?



I've had many GM vehicles and have found them very reliable and durable. I've also had Toyota vehicles and found them very reliable and durable. Both brands have had large recalls of vehicles...as has every other brand...
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