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Investors hoping to see an Uber IPO this year are facing disappointment once again thanks to the latest bad news concerning the ride-sharing giant.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Uber managers in Singapore were aware of a Honda recall when they bought more than 1,000 defective cars and rented them to drivers.
And it took a car catching on fire for Uber to finally try and remedy the situation…
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Uber's board is in search of a new CEO, which further complicates the issue. When a new leader is hired, that individual will have to address how the company plans to prevent things like this from happening in the future.
In January 2017, the rented car of an Uber driver in Singapore had flames erupt from the dashboard, creating a "football-sized hole" in his windshield. Fortunately, the driver was unharmed and did not have any passengers in the car.
According to the Aug. 3 report from The Journal, Uber officials in San Francisco were briefed on a response plan. The plan involved leaving the cars on the side of the road until replacement parts could be installed.
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The emails didn't indicate if headquarters knew about the selling of faulty cars, according to The Journal.
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