I'll agree whole hearted for the legitimate reasons.
This is a discussion on NHTSA now investigating dial shifter Ram 1500's for rollaway crashes. within the RAM 1500 General Discussion (Non Diesel) forums, part of the RAM 1500 (NON DIESEL) category; Originally Posted by Patroller8D I'm sure the way society is headed it's a blame everyone else scenario except yourself for stupid chit you did and ...
If the ability to participate in class action lawsuits, privately sue a company/manufacturer, or seek retribution for being wronged didn't exist - trust me we'd have a lot more explosive situations.
Was this your response to the GM and Delta ignition switch issue? Hungry pack of lawyers out to get a good company that had done no wrong? Tell that to the families of those that died due to cost cutting and engineering negligence. How about the Takata airbags that kill people with shrapnel in their cars while simply driving. Going to blame those victims and their lawyers?
I am not saying the FCA and ZF have a problem, it is possible that every instance is user failure and there is no design flaw or manufacturing issue - or maybe they do have an issue. I don't know. I do know that none of us here have enough information to make that determination. I, for one, am more curious about the data, when it comes out, than I am about a bunch of ill informed opinions.
So, I am hoping the next post actually has more information and less speculation.
I will agree with Patroller on this one. I believe the vast majority of these automotive type claims are BS and usually fall back to user error or stupidity. People are so quick to judge, blame, finger point before even taking a look in the mirror and trying to exercise reasonable judgement. Where do people get this idea that we live in a perfect world where problems don't exist? As long a vehicles are designed and manufactured by humans there will always be issues. Wish there was a way to sift thru the legit claims VS the BS money grabbing types. My bet is we would see a very clear trend.