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This paper explores the ethics of the decision by Ford Motor Company not to redesign and not to recall the Ford Pinto in the 1970s to correct a design flaw in the gas tank that caused these vehicles to explode at relatively low speed rear impact collisions.
From the Paper:"An article in Automotive News notes that in April the Center for Auto Safety petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recall Ford Pintos due to defects in the design of the strap on gas tank which made it susceptible to leakage and fire in low speed collisions. The petition was based upon reports from attorneys of three deaths and four serious injuries in such accidents. This petition languished in the NHTSA offices ..."
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Ford Pinto (2004, December 01) Retrieved September 27, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/essay/ford-pinto-73120/
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