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Ford Crown Victoria / Fuel Tanks #727613

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 02, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Albany: Jim Avila) A report from Ford Motor Company that its Crown Victoria Interceptor police car is now safe from high-speed rear end impact despite evidence of leakage from the fuel tanks featured; details given about the car’s tendency to catch fire; crash test video shown. [Ford REPRESENTATIVE – explains shields designed to protect the fuel tank.] [Dallas city attorney Madeline JOHNSON††- says it is misleading to put out a crash test that does not include information about leakage.] [In taped deposition, Ford’s Randy PEARCE†- says the leakage would represent a non-compliance.] [Crash victim Robert Ambrose’s BROTHER – says his brother died because of faulty design & manufacturing.]

(NOTE - Local weather bulletin on screen.)

Brokaw, Tom;
Avila, Jim

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