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Posted 1/8/16
How can one company, with so many contracts to make safety equipment, fuck up so bad and still be in business?

Making airbags that work like I.E.Ds, seatbelts that give up the ghost(and your's) and release during a crash. I mean for fuck sake, you'd be better off riding a bicycle.

First off, do yourself a favor and look at these recall lists.

Airbag Recall
http://www.safercar.gov/rs/takata/takatalist.html

Seatbelt Recall
http://www.autosafety.org/takata-seat-belt-buckle-0

These things are suppose to save your life yet they do the EXACT opposite and the company responsible is still up to no good. I really think the government should come in and shut things down.
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Posted 1/8/16 , edited 1/8/16
Must have friends in high places.

That or someone is keeping them around as a form of population control.
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Posted 1/8/16 , edited 1/8/16
Because they have so much money so they can get away with slacking off I'm sure. Just look at EA, they ruined C&C, Mass Effect 3 (that Bioware had to make up for EAs fuck up), the new Battlefront, etc.
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I completely agree last year right around the time I was in a car accident they was a recall put out on the airbags and my car was one. of metal pieces flying out of the airbag when deployed in the drivers seat. Must I say I never got it replaced yet and the airbag luckly did NOT deploy which left everyone at the scene of the crash surprised it didnt my car was so messed up..

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Posted 1/8/16
To a certain extent I think the reason they're still around is because of the lack of public outrage. Back in the 1970s when the media discovered that the Ford Pinto had a lethal problem - i.e. the design of the fuel tank led to explosive fires and killed those in the car if it got rear-ended, it was BIG news in every paper, on every radio and every TV. The public didn't just learn about the problem, they learned that Ford KNEW about the problem but decided to do nothing because their accountants figured it'd be cheaper to pay off the families of people who died than to create a recall that would have to be installed in all the vehicles. In other words, Ford put their customer's lives in danger to save a few cents per automobile. The public was furious and it took years before Ford was able to rebuild their reputation or sales.

From what I've heard, the Takata thing is essentially the same. The company knew about the problem, but continued to produce the parts with the problems because they wanted to save some money. The main difference in this case is that it wasn't limited to a single brand of car - pretty much every auto manufacturer bought their parts from Takata.

It's the same as that thing with Toyota's floor mats a few years ago causing sudden unstoppable acceleration. I don't understand why more car owners weren't totally pissed off that the manufacturers were playing with the lives of the drivers and their families or other passengers. If I'd owned one of them I'd be pretty pissed off and it'd have been sent to the used car lot before another day passed. But most of the people who owned them just shrugged and "didn't have the time" to take the car in for the recall or didn't seem to care as if they believed it'd never happen to them...To a certain extent people seem to be brainwashed about Toyotas being high quality when most of the folks I know who have them seem to be in the shop two to three times as often as I am.
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