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(Studio) No. accidents involving Fords sold between 1970-1979 due to defective transmissions reported
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) Defective transmissions in Fords examined; test film shown. [Henry LEWIS - recalls accident.] Federal officials noted seeking to have cars recalled in 1980 but failing to do so, according to former administration Joan Claybrook, because outgoing Carter administration feared that new government under Ronald Reagan would fail to prosecute. [Ford Motor Company vice president Helen PETRAUSKAS - responds to inquiry by Representative Tim. Wirth regarding Ford's modification of transmission despite company `s claim that nothing was wrong.]
REPORTER: Bill Greenwood
- Greenwood, Bill;
- Jennings, Peter
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