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Now Toyota has a huge recall out: Have cars become so complex at it can’t be helped?

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Gemini

Apr-10-14 6:42 AM

Profits over human life.

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GrantMingus

Apr-10-14 9:02 AM

If it were profits over human life, would they have even issued a recall?

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GrantMingus

Apr-10-14 10:11 AM

LOL, two disagrees. Answer the question. Do you know how much a recall eats into the profits from a given model?

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GrantMingus

Apr-10-14 10:17 AM

Not to mention, a recall can be for a lot of things that aren't life threatening. You're ignorant to think that Toyota (or any other manufacturer) doesn't care about people dying in their vehicles, not just because of the public image that creates but because that's a lost customer--that human life IS lost profit. Use your*****brain.

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GrantMingus

Apr-10-14 10:18 AM

I guess you miss the commercials were cars are marketed strictly on their crash test rating? Yeah, these companies don't care about safety.

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ladybug

Apr-10-14 10:27 AM

The only question I have .

Is some of these decisions based on the cost of recalling 2.5 million cars vs. the cost of paying off the law suits of say 15 people and hoping the problem goes away with the newer model ?

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GrantMingus

Apr-10-14 10:48 AM

Of course that's a big part of recalls. Lawsuits are expensive.

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Gemini

Apr-10-14 11:49 AM

GrantMingus, Obviously you are ignorant to the Pinto, Bronco, & Corvair. Three prime examples of profits over human life, know- it -all.

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Gemini

Apr-10-14 12:32 PM

Although Ford had access to a new design which would decrease the possibility of the Ford Pinto from exploding, the company chose not to implement the design, which would have cost $11 per car, even though it had done an analysis showing that the new design would result in 180 less deaths.  The company defended itself on the grounds that it used the accepted risk/benefit analysis to determine if the monetary costs of making the change were greater than the societal benefit.

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WatchDog

Apr-10-14 12:44 PM

Grant, Gemini is right. Like it or not, Toyota knew about this problem as far back as 2009. Now they do a global recall and you want stick up for them?

That is one heck of a gamble to be taking with people's lives. It's going to cost Toyota mega dollars now. They probably wouldn't have done this recall, if it weren't the monitoring the DOJ was doing on them.

Toyota's track record is speaking loud and clear. It reads: Profits over human life!

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Beaumont

Apr-10-14 12:53 PM

Don't forget GM they all are only looking for profit.

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WatchDog

Apr-10-14 12:55 PM

You keep forgetting, Toyota was in the hot seat on recalls. They just wrapped up that big lawsuit over the acceleration issue that killed that family and endangered millions other people.

Remember Toyota got out of the criminal part of it by agreeing to let the Gov monitor them?

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questioner

Apr-10-14 2:26 PM

I overheard on the news, that any GM car made before the 2009 "restructuring" couldn't be included in any lawsuit because GM is now a "new" company, so not liable for any cars made prior to that date.

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GrantMingus

Apr-10-14 2:44 PM

OMG! What a revolutionary idea! Businesses looking for profit!!! How evil! You people are literally brain dead.

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WatchDog

Apr-10-14 3:22 PM

Phew! I have seen you Grant get your panties in a knot over things but this?

Who is denying any business their profits?

Grant, I don't think you have been following any of this. Toyota got BUSTED. Their own employees turned on them over these safety issues that Toyota was constantly ignoring.

If Toyota would have done a recall back when this first happened, they would have saved themselves millions of dollars.

I don't know how you look at things. But shoring up an auto business because they deserve their profits and to heck with the poor slobs buying their unsafe junk and dying over it doesn't make people...brain dead.

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