Another car company had to make a recall on one of its vehicles. This time it was Chrysler. It recently recalled its minivans made from 1998-2000. Apparently there is a potential defect with its passenger side air bag. It hasn't been determined approximately how much the recall will cost Chrysler, but surely it won't be cheap. In fact, they had to recall earlier models of their minivans due to the same defect.
An ethical dilemma like this will occur to probably all of us. It seems like more and more, companies are willing to recall vehicle with defects probably because of past settlements and litigation costs. In the past it may have been less expensive for a company to pay the law-suits, but the way things are changing, the cost of settling suits trumps the cost of fixing errors.
Overall, it seems like a good thing because it influences companies to act ethically in order to not only minimize costs but also increase revenues by pleasing consumers.