Thursday, 15 November 2012

"Manganese Bronze taxi steering fault solution found"

From the BBC:

A steering fault [is] affecting up to 400 taxis made by Coventry firm LTI, say administrators running the firm.

The fault led to taxi drivers deliberately taking wrong turns, choosing the routes with the most hold-ups and ignoring obvious short cuts. Work to fix the problem is expected to take a month.

LTI's parent company Manganese Bronze went into administration earlier this month. Administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) said there will now be a "rapid replacement" of the affected parts in the recalled vehicles.

PwC's Matthew Hammond said: "The company's employees will be part of a massive effort to begin fitting the new UK-supplied steering box to the recalled fleet within the next 48 hours."

6 comments:

James Higham said...

You appear to be very busy at the moment, Mark.

The Stigler said...

Subtle.

Incidentally, from what I've seen of comparisons with the Mercedes vehicle, it's not surprising they're in administration. I doubt many cabbies are buying new cabs from LTi that are more expensive to buy, more expensive to run, less comfortable and less roomy.

Mark Wadsworth said...

JH, I've emailed you.

TS, well they asked for it, didn't they?

Pavlov's Cat said...

"However fault that stops them turning South of the river after 9pm remains a mystery"

Mark Wadsworth said...

PC, true, but apparently the Mercedes taxis have that defect as well.

Chuck said...

Just a lot of Brass, surely?