How much is $105 million to you? To most of us, it would be a lifetime filled with never checking price tags ever again! You could retire, sip your favorite cold beverage on any beach you wanted and you could even buy a private jet to get you there.
To Fiat/Chrysler, it’s a whole different ballgame. As reported by NBC, Fiat/Chrysler is facing a civil fine of $105 million and is required to buy back hundreds of thousands of Dodge Ram pickups. The Ram pickups, which are the company’s top-selling vehicle, have defective steering parts that can cause drivers to lose control. In addition, Jeep, also a Chrysler company, has recalled thousands of vehicles because of defective rear-mounted fuel tanks that cause the vehicle to explode when rear-ended.
This got us thinking. Why should lawmakers have to force vehicle manufacturers to recall their cars when the manufacturers already know there is a defect? Shouldn’t car manufacturers do what’s ethically and legally correct from the get-go? We sure think so. This is another prime example of corporate profits being put in front of consumer safety. Just remember, we are here to help YOU. If you have a car that’s been recalled or have questions, please contact us at (701) 402-6644. If you’d like to read more on the topic, please visit the link. NBC News/recall