But they did not conspire ahead of the fact to create an exploding gas tank,GM did not conspire to create a poor ignition switch.
Damage control and poor customer service is different than sitting down with your engineers and figuring out a way to defraud buyers into thinking they were getting a fuel efficient diesel that complies with EPA specs.
I don't see a parallel here.
But there was no conspiracy to purposely create an exploding gas tank.
VW/Audi and now maybe Fiat/Jeep/Ram purposely and intentionally defrauded its customers for profit.
Who would buy a VW diesel knowing it may have to be scrapped?
The one VW diesel owner I know is unable to turn in her VW, she tried,they won't take it,she was told to wait for notification,will it happen in a month?In a year?
Her VW is affected,a price was determined,but it is not as simple as just turning it in,they won't take it.
The fact is,VW is only accepting Diesels if they trade them in for a Gas VW,everybody else has to wait.
Me? Never. The wife has a "thing" for VW and was drooling all over the awe Jetta wagon. I told her when she buys it to make sure the divorce papers are included in the contract.
As for FEEP, I'll wait and see how that pans out. There's a bit of a witch hunt going on right now for all things diesel. It's like we have to technology and excellent diesel powered vehicles but we continue to shoot our selves in the foot by allowing the EPA to run roughshod over us. Suicide.
The only reason I have looked past foreign ownership with Jeep is because I have always owned a jeep since the late 80's.
I will not be able to look beyond foreign ownership if that company commits fraud for profit.
I could justify owning a Pre fiat jeep,but thats not what I wanted my 10th jeep to be.
I wanted a new SRT GC or a new Jeep pick up.
Bought my first jeep 30 years ago,and my first new one in 1990-Its hard to see the brand come to this.
Its so disappointing.