Ralph Nader Where are you now?

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  1. grober

    grober MB Club Veteran

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    Latest scandal to hit the American Car industry. BBC News - GM issues new mass recall for power steering issue
    Apparently General Motors sold a huge number of cars with defective ignition switches . This could have a disastrous effect on the electrical power steering reducing its effectiveness and disable the air bags :eek:- so double whammy--- lose control of the car and drastically reduce your chances of surviving any ensuing accident! :crazy: The initial recall affects 1.6 million cars made before 2007, and last week GM announced it would also cover more than 800,000 made from 2008-11, covering a variety of models including the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion. GM has linked the issue to 13 deaths, but a report by the Center for Auto Safety has put the number at 303, a figure GM disputes. Evidence is begining to emerge GM were aware of the fault at a higher management levels but chose to ignore it. I feel a multi-million lawsuit coming on. :rolleyes:
     
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    c63chris Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    That's going to be very expensive for GM.
     
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    This has all the hallmarks of the Pinto about it. If GM senior management knew about the issue I'd say they're pretty much dead in the water. I foresee a massive exemplary damages award on the horizon.
     
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