Author: Lee, Matthew T.
Source: Business and Economic History, v.27, no.2, Winter 1998
Company Name: Ford
Number of pages: 11
In an influential 1977 article in Mother Jones magazine, journalist Mark Dowie accused Ford Motor Company executives of callously deciding to produce and continuing to market the Pinto even after company crash tests showed that its gas tank would rupture in rear-end collisions at relatively low speeds. One day later, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration began its own investigation of the Pinto.