Friday, December 09, 2011

The Royals' Motor Company

This is the Chicago Way.  What's the matter?

It is interesting to study the contrast between the handling of the Toyota accelerator problems, which turned out to be pretty much all driver error, and the Chevy Volt fire issues.

In the case of the former, we had public hearings and government threats.  The government, without evidence at that point, demanded Toyota recall the vehicles and stop production.  Eventually, when the NHTSA determined that the panic and recall was in error and the issue was operator error and not with the car, the Obama Administration suppressed the results.

Now, Volts appear to have a fire problem with their batteries.  This time, the government is keeping things real quiet and, instead of exaggerating the safety issue, they are suppresing it

HT:  Coyote


Grim said...

Yep, that's how it works.

Al said...

No surprize.
Let's see now,
GM Unionized,
Toyota NOT!
That says it all.

Amy said...

Which is one of the reasons we purchased a Toyota for our new vehicle.

Anonymous said...

That is one of the dumber things I read. Toyota had former NHTSA employees on staff that were used to frustrate and delay NHTSA investigations. And no, it wasn't a case of operator error. What a fucking tool.

Dad29 said...

So. Do you maintain that NHTSA employees cannot leave and join an auto company?

And the stats are there. You can call it whatever you want; but the numbers tell the story.