I figured out how Ford made its blend door blunder. Now this is just a theory, but I think it is a good working theory. I bet there was a big meeting at the engineering department. They brought all the engineers together to work out a serious issue: how should the glove box spring work?
While this was going on, there was only an unpaid high school kid on "bring your kid to work day" that figured out how to make the door work.
Seriously, its hard to believe they put so much effort into the damn glove box door. I have seen garage door springs with less power than what they put on a flimsy plastic glove box. And the best part is that you have to open the spring to get to the bolts. In other words, you have to spring it open, hold it there, and get three inch long screws in.