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    “A Local D.A. Charges the Pinto with Murder—and Watergate's James Neal Comes to Its Defense,” was one of many headlines in the 1980’s that demanded the attention of every automobile manufacturer. In 2005, Fortune Magazine called the Pinto Fires Case one of the 20 business decisions that “helped create the business world as it is today,” (Fortune Magazine). The Ford Pinto was a vehicle produced by Ford under the leadership of Lee Iacocca. The decision to create the Ford Pinto came in 1968 as the Germans and Japanese were eyeing market share in the United States Small Car Market. By 1971, Ford had created the Pinto, which at the time had the shortest production time in automotive history. Despite several issues and concerns with the design of…

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    The Ford Pinto Case

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    In the 1960s, the automotive industry Ford manufactured a new subcompact car known as the Ford Pinto. Although the company produced/sold thousands upon thousands of units, problems were found during the crash tests. The gas tank would be severely fractured and cause the car to be engulfed in flames. In the following I will argue that the Ford Company was not morally permissible in the Ford Pinto case because considering safety in the Ford Pinto’s production could have easily prevented many…

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    Ford Pinto Theory

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    In the span of eight years during the 1970s, over two million Ford Pintos were purchased by the American public. Unbeknownst to them, the cars they had purchased also functioned as fiery death traps. For eight years, the Ford Automotive Company showed how the theories of Milton Friedman worked in real life. Making millions while taking lives. The Story of Ford The Ford Pinto was the brain child of Lee Iococca, who had taken the helm of the Ford Automotive Company in the 1960s. Iococca wanted…

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    The decision by the executives of the Ford Motor Company to continue marketing the Ford Pinto is an unfortunate example of prioritizing cost savings over safety. The flaw in the design of the fuel tank was not a mere inconvenience for drivers, but a major safety hazard with devastating consequences. Measuring dollars against human life is an act that conflicts with both ethical norms and legal standards. A company has equally ethical and legal obligation to make certain dangerous products are no…

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    redesigning of the already made products and loss of profit. Thus, making it different ethical view from two different sides. Ford pinto had passed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration standards so it was lawfully accepted. Stakeholders The main stakeholders who are involved in this case are customers who buy the car, employees of Ford like the designers of the car, people in the recall vehicle department who have to make decisions after getting reports from surveys and the…

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    Ford Pinto Case

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    the Ford Pinto Case was due to a hazardous gas tank, the Ford Company had to make a decision between recalling the cars, which would costs the company an astronomical amount of money to repair, or do nothing and keep them as they were and face the lawsuits that would occur because of their decision to not make any necessary repairs. When the cost reports came out and showed that it would be in the company’s best interest to not recall the cars and instead pay out the lawsuits for the injuries…

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    Case Study On Ford Pinto

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    Ford during the era of Arjay Miller was a good one for the company. He took his life experiences to drive some ever needed changes to automotive industry. Miller was hit by a driver in his company car, which caused the car to catch fire. This traumatic event was something that he didn’t want to happen to another person, while using any car. The company with his help was driven to produce a safer car. Miller confronted the senate lobbying for strong auto safety legislation. To add fuel to the…

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    Ford Pinto Case

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    During the Ford Pinto scandal that occurred in the 1970’s, Ford executives failed to take action to correct a potentially fatal flaw in the Pinto’s design that causing a fire hazard due to disconnecting the fuel line from the fuel tank during rear-end collisions. In an attempt to compete with the foreign subcompact market, Ford rushed the Pinto leading to “one of the shortest production planning periods in modern automotive history: just 25 months, when the normal time span was 43 months”…

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    Case Study Ford Pinto

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    In the late 60’s the Ford Motor Company was faced with unyielding competition from its Japanese rivals in the race to the ideal compact car. In effort to keep up the Ford came out with the Ford Pinto, but the timeline from design to finish product was rushed due to Ford’s desire to have the car available quickly costing hundreds of people to lose their lives. Before the Pinto became what it is there were numerous tests done to see if the car would pass the National Highway Safety Administration…

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    The Pinto One the controversial news that came out about the Ford Pintos in 1972 was the explosions that would occur involving a low-speed rear-end collision. Also, Accident investigations discovered that victims of the rear end collisions had few trauma injuries because of the impacts, but had burned to death when the vehicles burst into fire. Additionally, after the accidents due to the doors becoming jammed shut. A few people had gotten trapped inside their cars and were unable to escape…

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