• @merari42
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    222 months ago

    Top of the line in utility sports,

    Unexplained fires are a matter for the courts!

    Canyonero! Canyonero!

  • @[email protected]
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    192 months ago

    Ford says in documents filed with U.S. safety regulators that fuel injectors can crack, and gasoline or vapor can accumulate near ignition sources, possibly touching off fires.

    Dealers will install a tube to let gasoline flow away from hot surfaces to the ground below the vehicle

    Wtf? Ford is essentially saying “fuck these cars” here.

    • @Carvex
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      142 months ago

      They cannot engineer a stop to the cracking and the leak, only replace the injectors all with new parts, which would cause a backorder millions deep. So the shitty company is saying “the shitty car leaks fuel and we can’t fix it so we made a funnel for gas so you can’t notice if it happens. Also it may be more fire resistant? Good luck!”

  • @[email protected]
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    62 months ago

    A new car built by my company leaves somewhere traveling at 60 mph. The rear differential locks up. The car crashes and burns with everyone trapped inside. Now, should we initiate a recall? Take the number of vehicles in the field, A, multiply by the probable rate of failure, B, multiply by the average out-of-court settlement, C. A times B times C equals X. If X is less than the cost of a recall, we don’t do one.