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Auto Safety / Ford Transmissions #291866

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 27, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Controversy over possible recall of Ford autos manufactured between 1970-1979 due to defective transmissions and safety hazards as a result examined; Insurance Institute test film shown. Hilbert Coleman noted quadrapalegic due to transmission slip. [Thomas BOLD - describes father's death.] [Former NHTSA administration Joan CLAYBROOK - notes role of Jimmy Carter's defeat in not bringing about mandatory recall.] Ford's reaction to allegations recalled; death and injury toll from such transmission accidents listed on screen. [Ford spokesperson Helen PETRAUSKAS - denies any defect.] No. lawsuits filed against Ford so far mentioned.
REPORTER: Susan Spencer

Rather, Dan;
Spencer, Susan

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