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Auto Industry / Ford Motors / Cadillac #55401

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 28, 1978
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(Studio) Contd. problems for Ford Motors, already plagued by Pinto accident record and recalls of Pintos, reported.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(DC) Problem with some Ford cars in transmission self-shifting from park into reverse gear described and demonstrated. Deaths and injuries due to incidents noted. [Constance BARTHOLOMEW - describes experience.] Ms. Bartholomew's car said to be Lincoln Continental. Test results described. Upcoming warning to be issued by National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. cited. [Admin. Joan CLAYBROOK - says administration wants to learn more from public about problem.] 1971 internal memo at Ford Motors concerning transmission problem reports noted. Company's refusal to comment and details about possible recall stated.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

(Studio) Cadillac's provision of supplying 1977 and 1978 model owners with protective shields for ashtrays in cars reported; reasons given.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Reporter(s):
Bergman, Jules;
Robinson, Max
Duration:
00:02:50

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