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The decisive response from General Motors (GM +4.4%) to its safety flareup with its electric...

The decisive response from General Motors (GM +4.4%) to its safety flareup with its electric Chevrolet Volt stands in stark contrast to Toyota's (TM +2.1%) ineffective response to its own PR disaster back in 2009 over acceleration issues with models. Though only a handful of Volt owners have taken up the carmaker's offer to swap vehicles pending the government's safety investigation, industry analysts call it a "smart move."
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  • wyostocks
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    One simple question to a Volt owner----Would you park it in your garage, put your children to bed, and sleep well at night?
    30 Nov 2011, 11:51 AM Reply Like
  • Gary Jakacky
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    Does Dan Rather own a Chevy Volt?
    30 Nov 2011, 11:57 AM Reply Like
  • phxcrane
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    I believe Toyota was later cleared of the accelerator problem. It was found to be Human error. Of course that didn't get much press. Where area all the politicians that were screaming about Toyota. Oh That's right the government owns GM.
    30 Nov 2011, 12:01 PM Reply Like
  • Mad_Max_A_Million
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    Article makes a lousy analogy. Toyota had millions of cars on the road with a possible problem, and were not sure what it was.
    Chevy on the other end sold less then 500 volts in July.
    Not a high volume vehicle... The government (opps - I mean GM) can affored to buy them all back with OPM. Toyota would need to make a profit to stay in business. GM obviously does not...
    30 Nov 2011, 12:16 PM Reply Like
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