Ford Recalls 83,250 Cars and SUVs

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And people blamed GM like it was a 3rd world country company. Looks pretty clear with all the recent recalls and hard fines that company's are finally "discovering" all theses problems.
 
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Originally Posted By: 3800Series
And people blamed GM like it was a 3rd world country company.
The difference is that GM has issued 60 recalls this year covering nearly 29 million vehicles. Ford's recall is 0.3% of that...
 
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Originally Posted By: 3800Series
And people blamed GM like it was a 3rd world country company.
The difference is that GM has issued 60 recalls this year covering nearly 29 million vehicles. Ford's recall is 0.3% of that...
That's because GM is interested in making profits instead of making a great product. Remember they put a man on the moon, so they said, and this was before computers. Can't even make a Cadillac where the bumper doesn't fall off....
 
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With GM it appears that recalls are just entries in the expense ledger, a cost of doing business. It's almost like you can hear a GM exec say, it's not my fault, I wasn't there, I had no prior knowledge and something will be done because I won't stand for this.
 
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Originally Posted By: RF Overlord
Originally Posted By: 3800Series
And people blamed GM like it was a 3rd world country company.
The difference is that GM has issued 60 recalls this year covering nearly 29 million vehicles. Ford's recall is 0.3% of that...
So far...lets not forget the Explorer/Firestone deal in the early 2000's. Back then everyone was condemning Ford and swearing not to buy another one...just like we had with Toyota a couple years ago.
 
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OK, first off that was not "before computers" lol. Computers were heavily used in the design of the spacecraft and the launch vehicles, as well as for controlling both once in flight. Integrated circuits too, and transistors. Are you 12 or did you sleep through history? Considering you believed that it was "before computers" I can see why you might make the second, even more ridiculous statement. Oh, and just so you know, GM (Delco) was a prime contractor for the Apollo guidance and navigation system. Which included...a computer.
Originally Posted By: slomo
That's because GM is interested in making profits instead of making a great product. Remember they put a man on the moon, so they said, and this was before computers. Can't even make a Cadillac where the bumper doesn't fall off....
 
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It is not surprising that Ford is being proactive and acting rather than stalling on these issues. It is a near certainty there will be more. What is surprising is the implication that GM is somehow 'evil' and does not like us. Does anyone really believe that? How about Ford? They like us?
 

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Originally Posted By: rjundi
These threads are not that interesting anymore.
But they're kind of humorous - a Ford recall thread lurches into a bash GM a thon, only a few posts in.
 
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Fords have always had problems deciding what gear they want to be in. I recall more than one late 60s-70s Ford deciding it liked reverse over park. I saw one, left unattended for 30 seconds, almost backup through the front of a house 200 feet away. They never remedied the problem to my knowledge. Nothing against Ford, though. GM hasn't been any better. With the biggest makers like Ford and GM, we're not valued customers, we're statistics. The bean counters in these places won the war by the early 1960s. Still, I like our latest Chevy truck so far. It stays in gear.
 
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It appears that most all of the "car people" in executive management are gone. I'm surprised that today the Corvette even exists let alone happens to be a very good car. It must have slipped thru the system while the CEO of GM was doing something important.
 
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Originally Posted By: SteveSRT8
It is not surprising that Ford is being proactive and acting rather than stalling on these issues. It is a near certainty there will be more. What is surprising is the implication that GM is somehow 'evil' and does not like us. Does anyone really believe that? How about Ford? They like us?
They are considered that way because they took $50 billion in tax dollars and declared bankruptcy on it immediately afterwards.
 
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Originally Posted By: artificialist
Originally Posted By: SteveSRT8
It is not surprising that Ford is being proactive and acting rather than stalling on these issues. It is a near certainty there will be more. What is surprising is the implication that GM is somehow 'evil' and does not like us. Does anyone really believe that? How about Ford? They like us?
They are considered that way because they took $50 billion in tax dollars and declared bankruptcy on it immediately afterwards.
Yes. Immediately after the unions were happy. Everyone else got chucked aside like garbage. Look up Delphi sometime, those guys even lost their pensions! It was pure crony capitalism, had nothing to do with any feelings towards consumers at all.
 
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Originally Posted By: SteveSRT8
Yes. Immediately after the unions were happy.
Isn't that the truth. That was a pure union bailout. GM was just the gift wrap.
 
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