Ford Mustang: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:43 by admin
Ford Motor Company is facing consumer fraud allegations after a Georgia attorney announced recently that he would go public with evidence that reveals the automaker ignored failing results on Ford Mustang fuel tank and door integrity tests. The attorney recently settled a lawsuit filed by the family of a 47-year-old Atlanta woman who was killed in a crash involving a Mustang.

The attorney plans to send the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) incriminating documents revealing Mustang manufacturing defects that allegedly occurred throughout the 1990s. The Atlanta lawyer claims that during a December 1992 fuel tank collision test, 1.2 ounces of fuel leaked from the Mustang upon impact and 9.4 ounces leaked within five minutes of the collision. Both figures exceed Federal safety guidelines.

The attorney alleges several Ford engineers altered Mustang fuel tank data prior to an April 2001 deposition in order to make the test figures fall within Federal requirements. Ford says the changes were made after "typographical errors" were found. According to the attorney, the Ford Mustang's doors also failed to meet safety standards.

If you have been injured in a Ford vehicle, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

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