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-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636).