Dishonest Car Companies are all the rage these days.
Started with Volkswagen pretending their filthy diesel cars were clean. A little programming magic and nobody will know the difference……. except people figure it out. VW has been pummeled. Their reputation has been beaten. They have been fined billions. Sales have plummeted and the fallout is still unfolding.
Then there was Mitsubishi who lied about the gas mileage on their cars. Their reputation has been beaten. They have been fined billions. Sales have plummeted and the fallout is still unfolding.
Then there was Suzuki cars (In Japan) that also lied about their gas mileage. This just happened and the fallout has yet been established but it won’t be good.
Now GM admits they also lied about gas mileage……. but they are trying to get ahead of the tsunami of bad news. They are voluntarily recalling cars yet to be sold to fix the numbers on the sticker, and they are trying to compensate people who bought their fraudulent cars.
Meanwhile…..Germany is investigating GM cars (and Fiat cars) to see if they cheated emission’s also using software.
South Korea has accused Nissan of doing the same thing.
When it comes to being honest (and telling the truth) car companies are really struggling with the concept.