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Ford Crown Victoria

Ford Crown Victoria Fire Product Liability Injury Lawsuits

Ford Crown Victoria | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Product Liability: Injury, Death | Fires, Flames, Crashes, Rear End Crash

The  popular Ford Crown Victoria model has been linked to hundreds of fires that have resulted in the deaths of police officers and civilians.  The Crown Victoria's gas tank sticks up in the trunk area making these cars susceptible to fires when they are involved in rear end crashes. The Crown Victoria along with two other Ford Vehicles, the Lincoln Town Car and Grand Marquis, are the only American-made automobiles that have gas tanks located behind the rear axle.

The controversy surrounding the Crown Victoria surfaced in 2002 when reports implicated the car in the death of approximately 12 police officers.  All of these police officers died after being involved in rear end crashes that caused their vehicles to burst into flames. In response to these fires, Ford installed rubber and plastic shields to cover sharp parts around the fuel tank of the Crown Victoria police car to help minimize punctures and fires.

These shields are now standard equipment in police cars but these important safety features are not included in the civilian versions of these cars.  As a result, thousands of  civilian Crown Victoria drivers remain at great risk  because Ford refuses to provide these shields for non-police vehicles.

Legal Help For Victims Affected By Ford Crown Victoria Fires

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective Ford Crown Victoria, please fill out the form at the right for a free case evaluation by a qualified product liability attorney or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).


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Ford owners not told of ways to reduce fuel-tank fire risk

Jan 24, 2006 | CNN
The parents of three sisters burned to death in a rear-end crash are asking Ford Motor Co. to install the same gas tank protective devices in regular models as it did for its police cars.Tara Parker, 29, Mysti Poplin, 24, and Megan Howell, 16, died two years ago inside a Lincoln Town Car limousine that burst into flames after it was caught in a traffic jam and hit from behind by a speeding pick-up truck in Greensboro, North Carolina.Ford settled out-of-court with the families last week, days...

New York Taxi Fire Puts Heat on Ford

Jan 2, 2006 |
Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) is calling on Ford Motor Co. to offer gas tank shields for Crown Victoria taxi cabs after a fiery crash in New York City that killed a cab driver. Gurbaj Singh's cab burst into flames after being struck in the side by a suspected drunken driver’s minivan December 26.The New York Democrat suggested Ford may be partly to blame for the death of the taxi driver. In a December 30 letter to Ford Chairman and CEO Bill Ford Jr., Schumer urged a "major design...

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