Do you really want to delete this prezi neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again delete cancel. The ford pinto case right or not right back ground in 1970's, ford had been criticized by the public due to a defective fuel system design. View notes - mgt 216 case study - ethics ford pinto from mgt 216 at university of phoenix ethics ford pinto case study discussion and executive summary this paper explores the ford pinto case.
Ford was aware of this design defect and it was established the expense to fix the problem was relatively small the ford pinto became the focus of a major scandal when a jury determined ford's refused to redesign the defect based on simple financial decision. The decades since the pinto case have allowed us to dissect ford's decision-making process and apply the latest behavioral ethics theory to it we believe that the patterns evident there. View essay - m3a1 - case analysis - ford pinto (paper) from bus 323 at excelsior college case analysis: ford pinto 1 business ethics 323 module 3 assignment 1 case analysis: ford pinto crystal.
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. ford pinto case study the moral issue of the ford pinto case is whether or not ford company is responsible for the explosion caused by the failed tank. Case 22 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.
A 1979 landmark case, indiana vs ford motor co, made the automaker the first us corporation indicted and prosecuted on criminal homicide charges the pinto case did more than enrich an army of. The pinto was to cost less than $2,000 and weigh less that 2,000 pounds during crash tests which preceded the introduction of the pinto to the public, it became apparent that the vehicle had a dangerous design flaw. The ford corporation knew from the beginning that the pinto was dangerous if the corporation continued to manufacture the pinto they knew there was a risk of many lawsuits (class action) and litigation on the horizon. The cases involving the explosion of ford pinto's due to a defective fuel system design led to the debate of many issues, most centering around the use by ford of a cost-benefit analysis and the ethics surrounding its decision not to upgrade the fuel system based on this analysis.
The pinto's bumper did not provide any protection even though the pinto meets the national highway traffic safety administration standards, reports are not minor accidents, they are fatal explosions for a recall coordinator, would one's obligation to ford take precedence over one's obligation to. The ford pinto case study - download as powerpoint presentation (ppt), pdf file (pdf), text file (txt) or view presentation slides online this ppt has some alternative strategies also which can be used by the ford managers and this papaer also contains csr and business ethics of ford pinto. Ford also made the claim that if there was to be criminal liability, it was not the ford motor company which made a product, but the driver of the van who collided with the pinto, robert duggar after days of difficult deliberation, the jury returned a unanimous verdict which declared ford motor company to be not guilty of the criminal charges. On this day in 1978, three teenage girls die after their 1973 ford pinto is rammed from behind by a van and bursts into flames on an indiana highway the fatal crash was one of a series of pinto. The cases involving the explosion of ford pinto's due to a defective fuel system design led to the debate of many issues, most centering around the use by ford of a cost-benefit analysis and the ethics surrounding its decision not to upgrade the fuel system based on this analysisalthough ford had access to a new design which would decrease the possibility of the ford pinto from exploding, the.
A number of critics have claimed that the ford motor company acted unethically in producing the ford pinto as it did, knowing that it could have been made safer by adding an inexpensive part. Which statement best describes the ford pinto case ford was found criminally negligent for the deaths involving the ford pinto ford knew the car was defective prior to releasing it to the market. The ford pinto first rolled off the ford motor co - the case of the ford pinto introduction production lines in 1971 and stayed in production in its original state until 1978. The grimshaw case was just one of more than one hundred lawsuits that were filed because of design flaws in the pinto that resulted in fuel tank fires estimates by mother jones attribute between 500 and 900 burn deaths to pinto crashes.
case study: ford pinto the case over here is that of pinto a car launched by ford motor company the ford pinto is a subcompact car produced by the ford motor company for the model years 1971-1980. Pinto madness a mother jones classic: for seven years the ford motor company sold cars in which it knew hundreds of people would needlessly burn to death. The cases involving the explosion of ford pinto's due to a defective fuel system design led to the debate of many issues, most centering around the use by ford of a cost-benefit analysis and the ethics surrounding its decision not to upgrade the fuel system based on this analysis a judgment was. The pinto case in 1968 in response to strong foreign competition, ford decided to build a subcompact car — the pinto — on a 2×2×2 plan (2,000 pounds, $2,000, in 2 years.
The product liability lawsuit and appeal titled grimshaw v ford motor company is a case in point and ought to be read by ford produced and sold the pinto to the. 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. The ford pinto was an american subcompact car produced from 1971 to 1980 it was developed as ford's entry into the small car marketplace pressures from foreign competition and the looming rise in gas prices incentivized ford's upper management to cut the pinto's delivery time in half.