Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.
(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
- Bergman, Jules;
- Robinson, Max
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
- You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
- You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
- If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.