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(Detroit Free Press)   After some careful soul-searching, Chrysler decides they would rather not be sued into oblivion by the families of victims burned to a crisp in their Jeeps   (freep.com) divider line 53
    More: Followup, Chrysler, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, sharper, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Auburn Hills  
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2013-06-18 05:37:35 PM
I guess Chrysler took the number of vehicles in the field, A, multiply by the probable rate of failure, B, multiply by the average out-of-court settlement, C. A times B times C equals X. And X was more than the cost of a recall, so they're doing one.

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2013-06-18 05:50:06 PM
Done in one. No need to comment any further. Someone turn off the lights on the way out.
 
2013-06-18 05:52:09 PM

Smoking GNU: Done in one. No need to comment any further. Someone turn off the lights on the way out.


Well I say this thread isnt over till the rear ended Pinto from Top Secret
 
2013-06-18 05:53:11 PM
I wonder if their chapter 11 reorganization plan dealt with those liabilities
 
2013-06-18 05:54:33 PM

Smoking GNU: Done in one. No need to comment any further. Someone turn off the lights on the way out.


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2013-06-18 05:54:37 PM

Oldiron_79: Smoking GNU: Done in one. No need to comment any further. Someone turn off the lights on the way out.

Well I say this thread isnt over till the rear ended Pinto from Top Secret


This pinto getting rear ended will have to do.
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2013-06-18 05:57:25 PM

jaybeezey: Oldiron_79: Smoking GNU: Done in one. No need to comment any further. Someone turn off the lights on the way out.

Well I say this thread isnt over till the rear ended Pinto from Top Secret

This pinto getting rear ended will have to do.
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Shouldn't this be posted in a thread with a Weeners tag?
 
2013-06-18 05:57:56 PM
Yay, I get a free trailer hitch.
Yet, they still haven't included me in the recall for the rear trailing arm suspension parts that get corroded from road salt.
Ya see, Jeep, there's this big body of water down here in Texas called, "The Gulf of Mexico".
 It's kinda salty.
 
2013-06-18 05:58:37 PM
I am so glad to see that bailout money was put to good use.
 
2013-06-18 06:00:54 PM
Government motors

Thanks Obama
 
2013-06-18 06:01:57 PM
Well done
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-06-18 06:02:15 PM
The recall won't save them from suits over past flaming wrecks. If a car gets hot inside when a nuclear bomb explodes underneath it, some lawyer is going to weigh the odds of a crashworthiness lawsuit.

This is more about the math of challenging a government rule when there is no neutral arbiter. The legal standard for judicial review of agency action is very close to "the agency is right."  Cost of recall vs. (80% cost of recall + cost of legal fight with 20% success rate + bad publicity).
 
2013-06-18 06:04:54 PM
It's a Jeep thing. You wouldn't understand
 
2013-06-18 06:06:24 PM

Oldiron_79: Smoking GNU: Done in one. No need to comment any further. Someone turn off the lights on the way out.

Well I say this thread isnt over till the rear ended Pinto from Top Secret


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2013-06-18 06:07:50 PM
As someone who got rear ended by a semi truck in her 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee, I'm getting a kick...

/semi was driving on the shoulder because he thought it was a lane, and pulled out just as I was turning right.
//thankfully he hit the breaks quick.
///slightly dented bumper, but jeep was fine. Told him to not worry about it. (too damn sick to care with a 100F temp)
 
2013-06-18 06:07:56 PM

netizencain: Oldiron_79: Smoking GNU: Done in one. No need to comment any further. Someone turn off the lights on the way out.

Well I say this thread isnt over till the rear ended Pinto from Top Secret


OK now the thread is over.
 
2013-06-18 06:13:12 PM
Well, that sucks. What other unsafe owner-installed non-OEM add-on is the NHTSA going to hold car companies accountable for? Floor mats?

Like La-Z-Boy being sued for someone getting their fingers sliced off after having replaced the recliner arm with a sword.

At least they're not on the hook for the Jeeps built in the 90's under a less strict safety guideline. Can you imagine recalling every car ever built before 2001 because they don't measure up to the present day's car safety requirements?
 
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2013-06-18 06:21:46 PM

Maud Dib: Yay, I get a free trailer hitch.
Yet, they still haven't included me in the recall for the rear trailing arm suspension parts that get corroded from road salt.
Ya see, Jeep, there's this big body of water down here in Texas called, "The Gulf of Mexico".
 It's kinda salty oily.


FIFY
 
2013-06-18 06:23:19 PM
They should have thought ahead and put a warning label on them.
 
2013-06-18 06:25:34 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_Arsenal_Tank_Plant

Sunshine soldiers and summer patriots.
 
2013-06-18 06:25:56 PM
The didn't care about the old cars that the recall is for. They care about their sales of new cars dropping since people would not buy from a company that doesn't do recalls for a $200 part that can save lives. Safety recalls are done almost monthly by some auto makers and you just can't have the image that you don't care about safety as a car manufacturer.
 
2013-06-18 06:35:57 PM

Maud Dib: Yay, I get a free trailer hitch.
Yet, they still haven't included me in the recall for the rear trailing arm suspension parts that get corroded from road salt.
Ya see, Jeep, there's this big body of water down here in Texas called, "The Gulf of Mexico".
 It's kinda salty.


Glad to know I'm not the only one who read the article and thought "Woohoo, free trailer hitch."
 
2013-06-18 06:36:40 PM

jaybeezey: Oldiron_79: Smoking GNU: Done in one. No need to comment any further. Someone turn off the lights on the way out.

Well I say this thread isnt over till the rear ended Pinto from Top Secret

This pinto getting rear ended will have to do.
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Jesus, in front of the kid? That's so wrong.
 
2013-06-18 06:40:37 PM
make airbags for the gas tanks. Duhhh!!
 
2013-06-18 06:43:25 PM

Brick-House: Government motors

Thanks Obama


Yes, because Obama is not only President of the United States, but also a mechanical engineer who designed and/or approved the design for Chrysler vehicles, some of which date back to 1993.

Idiot.

Or would you rather be like Romney, and let a couple million jobs just disappear?

Additional fun fact: The US Government announced that they will sell their remaining stock shares of General Motors for a $1 billion profit, but I guess you didn't know about that, because it would contradict your own biases that everything the government does is evil.
 
2013-06-18 06:46:31 PM
After Dodge screwed me over with their lifetime rust warranty.. which well... guess what I found after they did an inspection a few months prior.

I swore I'd never buy another dodge-Chrysler vehicle.

I've bought a Civic and my pretty Acura since...

Hope they go under... sadly, Fiat is trying to bail them out.
 
2013-06-18 06:50:15 PM
Recall everything that runs on dangerously flammable gasoline.
 
2013-06-18 06:59:17 PM
They could have made it a lot safer if they had replaced the existing gas tank with one four inches thick.  Yes, it adds 2 tonnes to the weight of the car increasing your fuel consumption to 5 mpg, and increasing your 0-60mph acceleration to about 3 minutes.  And yes, given the thicker tank is smaller on the inside, you've only got about three gallons capacity.  But do you really need to drive more than 15 miles between fillups?  Think of the safety!
 
2013-06-18 07:01:22 PM

GoldDude: They could have made it a lot safer if they had replaced the existing gas tank with one four inches thick.  Yes, it adds 2 tonnes to the weight of the car increasing your fuel consumption to 5 mpg, and increasing your 0-60mph acceleration to about 3 minutes.  And yes, given the thicker tank is smaller on the inside, you've only got about three gallons capacity.  But do you really need to drive more than 15 miles between fillups?  Think of the safety!


If that tank was to blow like in the movies, the shrapnel would devastate a full city clock.
 
2013-06-18 07:01:59 PM
BLOCK not clock...

/derp on me, dang fingers
 
2013-06-18 07:05:25 PM

skinink: I guess Chrysler took the number of vehicles in the field, A, multiply by the probable rate of failure, B, multiply by the average out-of-court settlement, C. A times B times C equals X. And X was more than the cost of a recall, so they're doing one.

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Came for the Fight Club references

/might make a great anti-smoking ad
 
2013-06-18 07:09:02 PM

Kalmbach: Additional fun fact: The US Government announced that they will sell their remaining stock shares of General Motors for a $1 billion profit, but I guess you didn't know about that, because it would contradict your own biases that everything the government does is evil.


citation?

to make taxpayers whole -- Treasury needs to get roughly $72 a share for its remaining GM stock.

Obama Inc. Sells GM Stock for $10 Billion Loss

The U.S. Treasury and United Auto Workers union, capitalizing on the automaker's rising stock price, will sell a combined 50 million shares of General Motors stock today...

Stock analysts say the return to the S&P will prompt significant demand for GM shares. The stock has recently traded near its highest level since February 2011...

In total, Treasury has recouped $30.6 billion. At current trading prices, Treasury would lose around $10 billion on its GM bailout.
 
2013-06-18 07:23:41 PM

jaybeezey: Oldiron_79: Smoking GNU: Done in one. No need to comment any further. Someone turn off the lights on the way out.


Well I say this thread isnt over till the rear ended Pinto from Top Secret

This pinto getting rear ended will have to do.
[cdn2.arkive.org image 650x503]


Fark yeah, son
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 Fark, yeah, Dad!
 
2013-06-18 07:26:47 PM

imfallen_angel: After Dodge screwed me over with their lifetime rust warranty.. which well... guess what I found after they did an inspection a few months prior.

I swore I'd never buy another dodge-Chrysler vehicle.

I've bought a Civic and my pretty Acura since...

Hope they go under... sadly, Fiat is trying to bail them out.


After having the displeasure of owning a neon I agree dodge can really diaf

Remember it's not a dodge Chrysler product unless you are replacing suspension parts and transmissions every year
 
2013-06-18 07:29:19 PM

stirfrybry: It's a Jeep thing. You wouldn't understand


So is syphilis.
 
2013-06-18 07:33:54 PM
Yay, free trailer hitch!

...But I already have one.  You mean I get nothing out of this krispy kid fiasco?
 
2013-06-18 07:36:08 PM

GoldDude: They could have made it a lot safer if they had replaced the existing gas tank with one four inches thick.  Yes, it adds 2 tonnes to the weight of the car increasing your fuel consumption to 5 mpg, and increasing your 0-60mph acceleration to about 3 minutes.  And yes, given the thicker tank is smaller on the inside, you've only got about three gallons capacity.  But do you really need to drive more than 15 miles between fillups?  Think of the safety!


Yeah pretty much this, there is always somthing you can do to make a car safer but at some point it goes full retard.
 
2013-06-18 07:54:16 PM

Oldiron_79: GoldDude: They could have made it a lot safer if they had replaced the existing gas tank with one four inches thick.  Yes, it adds 2 tonnes to the weight of the car increasing your fuel consumption to 5 mpg, and increasing your 0-60mph acceleration to about 3 minutes.  And yes, given the thicker tank is smaller on the inside, you've only got about three gallons capacity.  But do you really need to drive more than 15 miles between fillups?  Think of the safety!

Yeah pretty much this, there is always somthing you can do to make a car safer but at some point it goes full retard.


Lets not forget that if everyone just drove 15 MPH we'd have virtually no traffic fatalities.

/and total gridlock
 
2013-06-18 08:01:29 PM

Erder: Oldiron_79: GoldDude: They could have made it a lot safer if they had replaced the existing gas tank with one four inches thick.  Yes, it adds 2 tonnes to the weight of the car increasing your fuel consumption to 5 mpg, and increasing your 0-60mph acceleration to about 3 minutes.  And yes, given the thicker tank is smaller on the inside, you've only got about three gallons capacity.  But do you really need to drive more than 15 miles between fillups?  Think of the safety!

Yeah pretty much this, there is always somthing you can do to make a car safer but at some point it goes full retard.

Lets not forget that if everyone just drove 15 MPH we'd have virtually no traffic fatalities.

/and total gridlock


Youd still have some asshole that wants to drive like 14 mph slower than everyone else in the left lane.
 
2013-06-18 08:33:32 PM

Kalmbach: Additional fun fact: The US Government announced that they will sell their remaining stock shares of General Motors for a $1 billion profit


Wanna buy this bridge from me? It is like brand new.
 
2013-06-18 08:42:52 PM

Maud Dib: Yay, I get a free trailer hitch.


Straight to CL.

For sale: New trailer hitch. Fits '93-98 Jeep Grand Cheroke. Carrier with 'lift kit' included. $25/bo

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2013-06-18 09:09:03 PM

GoldDude: They could have made it a lot safer if they had replaced the existing gas tank with one four inches thick.  Yes, it adds 2 tonnes to the weight of the car increasing your fuel consumption to 5 mpg, and increasing your 0-60mph acceleration to about 3 minutes.  And yes, given the thicker tank is smaller on the inside, you've only got about three gallons capacity.  But do you really need to drive more than 15 miles between fillups?  Think of the safety!


If cost were no object, we'd all use  kevlar-lined rubber tanks.
 
2013-06-18 10:01:38 PM
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/Approves
/Top of the line utility sports
 
2013-06-18 10:21:02 PM

imfallen_angel: Hope they go under... sadly, Fiat is trying to bail them out.


They aren't and fark you, wishing a bunch of people out of work over your personal issue of pique.
 
2013-06-18 10:56:31 PM
Blame American Motors Corporation instead. They designed the Cherokee.
 
2013-06-18 11:05:45 PM

grovestreetgoon: /Approves
/Top of the line utility sports


65 tons of American pride.
 
2013-06-19 07:32:11 AM
Maybe Fiat is regretting the acquisition of Chrysler now.
 
2013-06-19 07:37:57 AM

Pumpernickel bread: Maybe Fiat is regretting the acquisition of Chrysler now.



Daimler is still trying to remove the taint of their past association
 
2013-06-19 08:34:53 AM

Pumpernickel bread: Maybe Fiat is regretting the acquisition of Chrysler now.


Chrysler is supposedly profitable and keeping Fiat from going bankrupt.
 
2013-06-19 08:36:35 AM

GoldDude: They could have made it a lot safer if they had replaced the existing gas tank with one four inches thick.  Yes, it adds 2 tonnes to the weight of the car increasing your fuel consumption to 5 mpg, and increasing your 0-60mph acceleration to about 3 minutes.  And yes, given the thicker tank is smaller on the inside, you've only got about three gallons capacity.  But do you really need to drive more than 15 miles between fillups?  Think of the safety!




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