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gvan

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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 2:10:23 PM

An interesting explanation of why there are so many recalls of all brands.

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Sorry, I thought the link would appear.

[Edited by: gvan at 4/4/2014 2:12:04 PM EST]
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magpie2013
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 2:02:20 PM

My father use to say they don't make anything like the good old days, and they don't! Yeah I know , now I'm the one saying it!:)
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 12:29:25 PM

Taken from the posted link......

“The only thing worse than a big recall is a missed recall that causes injuries or fatalities and proves to be a fatal mistake,” says Karl Brauer, senior analyst for Kelley Blue Book.

So true.........

Also taken from that article:

Major recalls.....

There have been three major recalls, marked by highly-publicized and horrific fatalities, that have defined the era of total recall in the United States:

In 2000, Firestone tire treads separated on the Ford Explorer SUV and caused it to roll over;

Toyota’s sudden acceleration recall of 2009-2010 was protracted by Toyota misidentifying why its cars were accelerating for no reason, leading to suspicions of corporate malfeasance that ended with 9.44 million vehicles recalled worldwide and the aforementioned record penalty;

The current GM ignition-switch recall has totaled 2.6 million vehicles with ignition switches that unexpectedly turn off engines while driving, leaving airbags, power steering and power brakes inoperable.

The consumer will finally benefit from these recalls that have stirred so much attention........

In this day of the internet and what you can learn from it, automakers can't keep secrets of problems like in the past was done.......



[Edited by: contiki at 4/5/2014 12:30:38 PM EST]
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 12:01:46 PM

Engineering errors, Parts manufacturers mistakes, Problems in mass production.
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Glasman
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 11:13:47 AM

Unions.
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WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 10:00:31 AM

Because the auto companies are trying to save money and make bigger profits. The products they are putting out there are not as good as they should be.
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gvan
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 8:50:10 AM

"I found your referenced article and "fixed" the URL Link. Here it is: Why so many recalls?"

Thanks for fixing the link.

(See the link below: Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 3:27:01 PM)

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probedude2
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 1:08:45 AM

I call it the Camry Effect
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CactusBobs
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 12:26:47 AM

Camry05 : " I really do hope we don't face all the mishaps you have faced. " mishaps? i had so much fun !! i had a truck, a car dolly an a ad in the newspaper " we will buy your junk car " . every week i had another junker . i also had a Dealer plate from my job . so if it ran , i was driving it , and killing it......1975 to 1982 was just a blur, i woke up with a smile every day




[Edited by: CactusBobs at 4/5/2014 12:28:25 AM EST]
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Camry05
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 11:26:06 PM

@CactusBobs, While I agree that we should not be such litigious cry babies, I really do hope we don't face all the mishaps you have faced.
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CactusBobs
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 7:21:49 PM

I am suprized car makers still make cars
i would have said screw this i am going home .

a car today cant have anything go wrong with it ever , or there will be a law suit

a father is talking about his son in the GM hearings . " the ingnition switched off and so the the power stearing and power brakes , the car then drifted from the roadway and hit a tree .

really !!!!!! the "power " steering was out so the kid had no idea what to do , so he just ran into a tree .

I guess it's just me , i guess i should be suing every one in sight...

I have had : Tires blow off the car , wheels fall off , wiring under the dash burst into flames , seats break free of the floor , brake petals go to the floor , doors swing open when going around a curve , stalling ,stalling ,stalling, pushing ,pushing ,pushing ..... transmissions fall out , wheel bearings burn up.

Been bitten burned or shocked by everything under the hood at least once.

All of this by the age of 20.

We need to grow up.

Teach yourself and then your kids how to deal with emergencies .......


[Edited by: CactusBobs at 4/4/2014 7:27:52 PM EST]
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Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 4:41:54 PM

Hi gvan (again),

I got to read your referenced article which, quite frankly, was a question I've asked myself many times. The Gas Buddy Car Talk Forum has seen an increasing number of recalls over the past year posted.

I found this quote from the article of note: "In 2013, more cars were recalled than were sold by nearly 45 percent. For 2014, the automotive industry is on pace to surpass the historic high of 30 million vehicles recalled in 2004."

I choose to look on the positive side in that the problems are being reported and fixed, but the reasons for the problems are complex. One reason could be the consumer who expects a totally new model design every three years thus not allowing the product to mature. That scenario fails when one considers the Chevrolet Silverado which did not have a redesign for seven years and experienced recalls almost immediately after being delivered to customers.

It will be interesting to read what others on this Topic have to say, minus the "Brand Bias".

See ya :-). MGY
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Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 4:27:01 PM

Hi gvan,

I found your referenced article and "fixed" the URL Link. Here it is:

Why so many recalls?

Take Care :-). MGY
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gvan
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 2:20:05 PM

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[Edited by: gvan at 4/4/2014 2:21:42 PM EST]
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