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ZAZ: Chrysler responded that the HDPE fuel tanks met NHTSA's own safety standards for rear crash impact, but NHTSA contended that the standard is a minimum target, and "does not require NHTSA to ignore deadly problems."When the case goes to court, does NHTSA have to prove the cars violated regulations in effect when they were made? Does Chrysler have to prove that you could launch a Jeep into the Sun and it wouldn't get hot? Something in between?
I_Am_Weasel: Let's see.Settle for $1,000,000 to each of the 285. $285,000,000Fix 2.7 million vehicles at $200 each $540,000,000Of course, the wouldn't settle at that rate anyway. Spend $50,000,000 in lawyers to knock that down to $100,000. PROFIT! (relatively speaking).
Business woman on plane: "Are there a lot of these kinds of accidents?"
Narrator: "You wouldn't believe."
Business woman on plane: "Which car company do you work for?"
Narrator: "Chrys......ummmmmm, a major one."
Adolf Oliver Nipples: for a "flaw" that has existed for 20 years, by they way, and cannot possibly be remedied
Tb • 7 hours ago
ha my jeep liberty, 2006, overflows with gas I have to stop it manually when I am filling it up. How reassuring.
remus: They want a rekall?[www.total-recall-2012.net image 800x800]
randomjsa: I have a Wrangler so I'm getting a kick...
Adolf Oliver Nipples: FTFA: "When will the killing end, when will 4-year olds stop being burned to death in Jeep Grand Cherokees?" Ditlow said.Whether or not these vehicles are recalled (for a "flaw" that has existed for 20 years, by they way, and cannot possibly be remedied), this is a tactic that I loathe. Quit waving dead children at us. If it's the right thing to do, it's the right thing to do for everybody.
ThatBillmanGuy: I_Am_Weasel: Let's see.Settle for $1,000,000 to each of the 285. $285,000,000Fix 2.7 million vehicles at $200 each $540,000,000Of course, the wouldn't settle at that rate anyway. Spend $50,000,000 in lawyers to knock that down to $100,000. PROFIT! (relatively speaking).Wow. Yeah, THIS, I guess. If true. And sadly, it does sound like how things work.
Tyranicle: Unless I missed something, the article states '51' deaths.
Smeggy Smurf: It could change. It would be easy too. First you hang the senior execs. Then start working your way down the chain. Somebody will choose to fix the problem before you get around to hanging them too. The next batch of execs will not risk hanging. They'll fix shiat right now.
MaudlinMutantMollusk: randomjsa: I have a Wrangler so I'm getting a kick...*fistbump*
RatMaster999: MaudlinMutantMollusk: randomjsa: I have a Wrangler so I'm getting a kick...*fistbump*I miss mine. At least she's gone to a good home. Dad reclaimed her, and he's been able to do things for I couldn't, like spring for new wheels, fender
SpdrJay: I used to drive a Jeep.The salesman showed me how to turn it back upright when it tipped over when I bought it....
Primum: What the fark kind of name is Chrysler anyway
Adolf Oliver Nipples: Mother Jones made a huge mountain out of a small molehill with the Pinto. The Pinto Memo was nothing more than the cold calculus of business. You can rest assured that every manufacturer of consumer goods bandies about the number of deaths and injuries their products might cause if used improperly, are hit just so, or any number of potential failures. It sucks if you're the one that gets killed or injured, but that doesn't change the cost/benefit analysis or the need to have one. Take that and show it to the public and outrage is guaranteed, which is all MoJo did.
leadmetal: It was entirely a myth. It is well covered here:http://www.pointoflaw.com/articles/archives/000023.php
gameshowhost: Listen, if you statists would get big government out of Liberty production...
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