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post #949 of (permalink) Old 29th January 2010
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Re: BBC Watchdog report :: Faulty Renault Clio bonnet catches

Okay, Toyota and Honda are getting some bad press for "recalling" vehicles for preventive measures...that's the marketing jargon for "houston we've got a problem".

Although the media are trying to blow this up out of all propositions...a safety recall is exactly that a risk to the safety of a owner/occupant.

NOW - lets put this into context...
  • so your electric window mechanism might catch fire (aka Renault Scenic scenario!) = HONDA / RENAULT RECALL...
  • a problem with the accelerator pedal = GLOBAL TOYOTA RECALL

But a problem with a bonnet which impairs your view through the windscreen = NOT A SAFETY RISK...NO RECALL.

Explain this to me again...I just don't get it...what's the difference? They all endanger the safety of the occupant...surely that's sufficient for a recall.

One last comment...I am frustrated...nope...ANGRY...that we are still hearing incidents still happening...irrespective who serviced the car, the issue is with the mechanism... The root-cause is that it is designed as a maintenance-free mechanism with inferior's basically shoddy manufacturing!


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