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The Ford Pinto Case

Douglas Birsch

The Ford Pinto Case

A Study in Applied Ethics, Business, and Society (Suny Series Case Studies in Applied Ethics, Technology and Society)

by Douglas Birsch

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Published by State University of New York Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Road vehicle manufacturing industry,
  • Pinto automobile,
  • Business Ethics,
  • Automotive,
  • Business/Economics,
  • Social responsibility of business,
  • Automotive - Industry,
  • Case studies

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsJohn H. Fielder (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages312
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7801589M
    ISBN 10079142233X
    ISBN 109780791422335

      This paper is based on the case of Ford Pinto, offering a summary of the case study. Moreover, three key ethical issues presented in the case have been identified. Case Summary. The case discusses the fatalities that had occurred due to the fault in the fuel tank of Ford Pinto. In relations to Ford Pinto, the case study shows that is was about an accident which took place involving a Ford Pinto and a Chevrolet Van which hit the Ford Pinto from behind. The Pinto was being driven by an 18 years old Judy Ann Ulrich accompanies by her sister Lynn Marie who was 16 at the time and cousin called Donna Ulrich was also

      CASE THE FORD PINTO Discussion Questions 1. Although the Pinto passed the NHTSA test, Ford officials knew that the Pinto was prone to catch fire when struck from the rear, even in low-speed collisions, thus it was unsafe to drive the car without any technical improvements implemented. Get Your Custom Essay on A Utilitarian Argument in the Ford Pinto Case Just from $13,9/Page Get custom paper I will show how this action uses the “greatest happiness and greatest pleasure” form of Utilitarianism and the true moral flaws that it exposes.

    Prof. Spicer gave a TEDx Talk based on the book, beginning with a story from first-year torts: Grimshaw v. Ford Motor Company. You may recall that Ford’s upper management went ahead with the Pinto as originally designed, despite the infamous “Pinto Memo” finding that $ worth of alterations per vehicle would have made it a whole lot.   This book brings together the basic documents needed for reaching an informed judgment on the central ethical question in the Pinto case: did Ford Motor Company act ethically in designing the Pinto fuel system and in deciding not to upgrade the integrity of that system until ? The five Price: $


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The Ford Pinto Case by Douglas Birsch Download PDF EPUB FB2

“The Ford Pinto case is mentioned The Ford Pinto Case book most Business Ethics texts as an example of Cost-Benefit analysis, yet in those formats any appreciation of the complexity surrounding the issues of such decisions is overly simplified. As a thorough study, this book provides material that enriches the entire idea The Ford Pinto Case book using a particular case as an avenue of /5(4).

Between andapproximately fifty lawsuits were brought against Ford in connection with rear-end accidents in the Pinto. In the Richard Grimshaw case, in addition to awarding over $3 million in compensatory damages to the victims of a Pinto crash, the jury awarded a landmark $ million in punitive damages against Ford.

The judge. The main controversy surrounding the Ford Pinto case was The Ford Motor Company's choices made during development to compromise safety for efficiency and profit maximization.

More specifically, it was Ford's decision to use the cost/benefit analysis detailed in section 11 to make production decisions that translated into lost lives. The Ford Pinto is a subcompact car that was manufactured and marketed by Ford Motor Company in North America, sold from the to the model years.

The smallest American Ford vehicle sincethe Pinto was the first subcompact vehicle produced by Ford in North America. The Pinto was marketed in three body styles through its production: a two-door fastback sedan with a trunk, a three Body style: 2-door sedan, 2-door sedan delivery, 2-door.

Grimshaw v. Ford Motor Company, The Pinto, a subcompact car made by Ford Motor Company, became infamous in the s for bursting into flames if its gas tank was ruptured in a collision. The lawsuits brought by injured people and their survivors uncovered how the company rushed the Pinto through production and onto the market.

Ford neglected to add reinforcements to protect the easily ruptured fuel tank, endangering drivers while earning the Pinto a reputation for catching fire that persists today.

The automaker's. " The Ford Pinto case is mentioned in most Business Ethics texts as an example of Cost-Benefit analysis, yet in those formats any appreciation of the complexity surrounding the issues of such decisions is overly simplified. As a thorough study, this book provides material that enriches the entire idea of.

using a particular case as an avenue of. The Ford Pinto Case and the Development of Auto Safety Regulations, Article (PDF Available) January with 2, Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Matthew T.

Lee. This book brings together the basic documents needed for reaching an informed judgment on the central ethical question in the Pinto case: did Ford Motor Company act ethically in designing the Pinto fuel system and in deciding not to upgrade the integrity of that system until ?5/5(2).

The Ford Pinto case has achieved iconic status as an example of corporate wrongdoing and is a mainstay of university courses in business and engineering ethics, philosophy, and the 5/5(5).

So, Milton Friedman gives us (what has become) the dominant view of business' social responsibility. Here is the thesis of his argument: There is one and only one social responsibility of business – to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which is to say, engages in open and free competition without.

Reflecting on the Pinto incident and Ford's attempts to control the damage at the risk of its public image, former Ford exec Lee Iacocca made this summation in his book Talking Straight: "Clamming up is what we did at Ford in the late '70s when we were bombarded with suits over the Pinto, which was involved in a lot of gas tank fires.

Ford knows the Pinto is a firetrap, yet it has paid out millions to settle damage suits out of court, and it is prepared to spend millions more lobbying against safety standards. This book brings together the basic documents needed for reaching an informed judgment on the central ethical question in the Pinto case: did Ford Motor Company act ethically in designing the Pinto fuel system and in deciding not to upgrade the integrity of that system until.

The five parts of this book cover the case, cost-benefit analysis. FORD PINTO CASEEvents in the s related to the Ford Pinto automobile illustrate some of the ethical issues related to technology and safety. In an effort to produce a stylish but affordable subcompact automobile with a low operating cost, Ford Motor Company management made a questionable decision regarding the positioning of and protection for the fuel tank.

The Ford Pinto Case. Business Case (The Ford Pinto) There was strong competition for Ford in the American small-car market from Volkswagen and several Japanese companies in the 's.

To fight the competition, Ford rushed its newest car the Pinto into production in much less time than is usually required to develop a car.

The regular time to produce an automobile is 43 months but Ford took On June 9,Ford Motor Company agreed to recall million Ford Pinto Mercury Bobcat sedan and hatchback models for fuel tank design defects which made the vehicles susceptible to fire in the of a moderate-speed rear end collision.

The action was the result of investigations by the National Highway Traffic. The Ford Pinto first rolled off the Ford Motor Co. production lines in and stayed in production in its original state until The vehicle engineers were tasked to develop the vehicle and put it into production within 25 months, which was nearly half the time in.

Ford Motor Company Manages Ethics and Social Responsibility INTRODUCTION Ford Motor Company, one of the “Big Three” automakers, was established in Detroit, Michigan, on J Founder Henry Ford converted an old wagon factory to house his new inventions. The Model T, in particular, was the one turning point that put Ford on the Size: KB.

The Ulrich case. 3 girls were killed by the Ford Pinto, but ford was found not guilty for criminal homicide. It is hard to charge corporations of such actions. However, there were repercussions in the auto industry. Manufactures were now aware that they were subject to criminal charges forcing them to looks more closely at cost benefit analysis.

Ford Pinto Case Ethical Issues On Aug three young girls died in a Ford Pinto after being stuck from the rear by a driver in a van. The Ford Pinto was completely engulfed in flames and the accident resulted in the death of the three young girls.This book brings together the basic documents needed for reaching an informed judgment on the central ethical question in the Pinto case: did Ford Motor Company act ethically in designing the Pinto fuel system and in deciding not to upgrade the integrity of that system until ?

The five parts of this book cover the case, cost-benefit analysis, whistle blowing, product liability, and.The Pinto automobile was marketed by Ford from to to try to feed the new American appetite for smaller cars.

With its dinkster four-cylinder engine, the Pinto was battling the Volkswagon Beetle and the Toyota Corolla for the hearts and minds of those who wanted sewing-machine engines under their hoods. Up until the [ ].