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Ford Motors / Pinto Recall #54617

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 09, 1978
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(Studio) Ford Motors announcement of Pinto and Mercury Bobcat recalls to correct fuel tank defects noted. Recent government report about defects and rear-end collision dangers outlined.

(NYC) Details of necessary changes in fuel tank safety given; diagrams shown. 1977 and 1978 models noted as already having safety features; lawsuits and government pressure on Ford Motors mentioned.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

(No location given) Results of testing Pintos outlined; films shown. [Ford Motors Vice President Herbert L. MISCH - says Pinto models have excellent safety record overall and that focus is being put on one issue.] Court awards to Pinto accident victims detailed. Films and photos shown.
REPORTER: Sylvia Chase

Bergman, Jules;
Chase, Sylvia;
Reasoner, Harry

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