Side Saddle Gas Tanks

TitleSide Saddle Gas Tanks
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsHarris, CE, Pritchard, MS, Rabins, MJ
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsDissent , ENGINEERING , media , MEDIA ETHICS , Media Studies , Organizational , product , product liability , PUBLIC , public safety , safety
AbstractThis case study looks at the New York times coverage of the 1973-1987 Chevrolet and GMC pickup truck controversy. These models had gas tanks on either side of the vehicle, both of which are outside the truck frame, which left it open to damage during collisions. Do the New York Times articles presented in the case below provide readers with the kinds of relevant information readers need to adequately address the ethical questions involved in this case?
NotesCase from Harris, Charles, Michael Pritchard and Michael Rabins. Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2000. Available from the Wadsworth website.
Abbreviated Case NameSide Saddle Gas Tanks
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