The Ford Pinto Case From an Ethical Perspective

Discuss the Ford Pinto case from an ethical perspective.

In the 1970s, Ford Motor Company made history by becoming the first American company to be charged with criminal homicide. For a myriad of reasons, including a goal to keep costs to the customer at a minimum, they produced a car that knowingly had an incredibly dangerous flaw. Who are the stakeholders in the Ford Pinto case? What does it mean to say that Ford went with a utilitarian approach? Should they have used or considered a different ethical framework to make this decision? Explain which one and defend your answer.