What's The Biggest Auto Scandal That Led To An Executive Stepping Down?

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CEO Martin Winterkorn is out at Volkswagen. Given everything that has happened, it seems all but impossible to think how he could have kept his job.

When shit happens, heads at the top often roll. (Although sometimes they don’t.) This brings us to our question of the day: What was the biggest scandal that led to an auto exec’s resignation?

Notice I said executive, not CEO. And it could be anything from a safety crisis to a power struggle that ended badly for one party involved. These things happen more than you expect.

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Who got taken down and why?

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