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Eye on America (Automobiles / Ford Crown Victoria) #707082

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 01, 2002
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Phoenix: Bill Whitaker) Lawsuits concerning fuel tank design flaws in the Ford Crown Victoria, the vehicle used by police, featured; details given of Ford’s response. [Burned Phoenix police officer Jason SCHECHTERLE†- says he and others could have walked away from their accidents if it weren’t for the fires.] [Phoenix Law Enforcement Association president Jake JACOBSEN†, attorney Glenn McGOVERN†- says the vehicles are dangerous.] [In taped deposition, Ford Motor Company Brian GERAGHTY†- agrees that the fatality rate for Crown Victorias is among the highest.] [Center for Auto Safety Clarence DITLOW†- says we need a recall.]

Schieffer, Bob;
Whitaker, Bill

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