posted on Jul, 5 2013 @ 03:17 AM
reply to post by solidshot
Manufacturers have been doing this for years and years and years. If it had the potential to kill a company (which it should tbh) then Ford would of
died a long time ago.
Seriously, read about the Ford Pinto case. Ford's engineers found a critical design error in late stage development which meant in a rear side crash
the car's differential could be pushed into the gas tank, piercing it, and thus causing an explosion/fire posing serious threat to the driver. The
engineers brought this to the attention of the corporate side of Ford, who simply worked out it would be cheaper to pay out the insurance to potential
victims than install a metal barrier in each car preventing the whole problem altogether.
This ultimately resulted in quite a few people dying and many, many, many serious burn injuries.
Ironically, this backfired on them and in the end they got sued in a few court cases which resulted in A LOT more money being paid than if they had
just installed the preventative measures. It just goes to show HOW LOW a big corporation like that will sink to for the love of profit/$$$. It is
However, like I say, Ford is still around and kicking and most people don't even know about this or won't give a #. The same thing will probably
happen with this case as well.
edit on 5-7-2013 by DazDaKing because: (no reason given)