[200q20v] RE: Bose recall

Robert Deis rdeis at io.com
Tue Jan 15 13:59:27 EST 2002

On Tue, 15 Jan 2002, Ed Kellock wrote:

> Watched ABC this morning.  They had a piece on about Chrysler
> minivans.  An actual owner who was leaning down to inspect
> the puddle of gas that had collected under it was interviewed.
> The van/gas chose that moment to ignite.  He ended up twenty
> feet away on fire.
> Chrysler has drug their feet since fall 2000.

They drag their feet on a lot of things.  There was a documented transfer
case problem on their DSMs for several years, including two deaths
directly resulting from the failure, but no recall.

Eventually Mitsubishi issued a recall on Eclipses, and 2-3 months later
Chryco caught up with Talons and Lasers.  Even after that, very few
dealers performed the recall correctly. I personally had 3 dealers do it
wrong on my car.

However:  If you *did* get the news involved, and they found it
sufficiently sexy, you could get an uninted-acceleration effect and get
some attention in short order.

Give then fact that this battery fire is almost for sure due to a
maintainance problem, whether you really want to do that may be a
different question.

  Rob Deis                  "Let the people know beforehand what the law
  MiB3347                      is and what they are to expect."
  rdeis at io.com                              -- 18th Congress, Rec. 75

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