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GM RecallS 778,00 Vehicles to Replace Ignition Switch After Fatal Crashes

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by Rockster, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Rockster

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    another proof that large numbers are required to find systematic errors that rarely occur. Elon stated something similar when comparing failure rates between the Roadster and Model S.
     
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    From GM Recall: North America Sees Nearly 780,000 Compacts Recalled For For Ignition Trouble, Engine Failure
    Also from your article
     
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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/02/25/gm-ignition-recall/5813539/
     
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    NHTSA to GM: Have you been hiding something?

     
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    I saw a story which on NBC Nightly News which was a slightly shorter version of the article at GM Chose Not to Implement a Fix for Ignition Problem - NBC News.

    In a story I heard about recently (which probably wasn't this one): Did federal regulators fail to flag complaints against GM? - CBS News says
    The above links to Log In - The New York Times which contains
     
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    More info GM Changed Ignition Part Without Telling Drivers, Regulators - NBC News.
     
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    #8 dsm363, Mar 19, 2014
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    And no person ever gets in trouble for this. The company may get fined but not an individual. Toyota is said by DOJ to intentionally lie about their situation but the company can settle. That's probably what will happen here too.
     
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    So now with GM recalling even more cars, I thought the beginning of this clip was hilarious:

     
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    #10 ggies07, May 27, 2014
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    Here is the part where John Oliver lays into GM:

     
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    Good chance they may beat the recall king Toyota this year. Would be the first time in awhile as Toyota has had dominated recalls. Also fines with their 1.2 Billion dollar payment to avoid criminal charges in intentionally misleading the public in covering up known defects.
     
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    That's what happens when you reward incompetence. Hopefully, it won't be long before GM is gone for good. It's not a question of if, but when.
     
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    To be fair, they are currently turning over every stone and recalling everything and anything that might, however slim, cause a problem, as a means to show their customers they are turning a new leaf/taking issues seriously/being proactive to protect their customers etc... They've also probably got a whole host of authorities up their butts.

    But agreed, this is a result of many, many years of mediocrity within the entire company at many levels. It's also something that's really hard to prevent when a company gets big. Companies are made up of people, and people make mistakes, people do bad things, people don't care, etc., etc., The surprise here might simply be that it's taken so long before the big reveal signifying that people are also good at lying, cheating, hiding and keeping secrets...
     
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    Unfortunately, I don't have high confidence that the government is done meddling.
     

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