Jason Levine

Volswagen – All Models

February 2001

Dear Volkswagen Owner:

Thank you for contacting the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) about your VW. CAS has received numerous complaints from consumers on stalling, premature brake wear, engine and transmission failures, defective heater cores, and unintended acceleration.

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Crown Vic fire forever changes police officer

After 43 operations, cop caught in blaze is rebuilding his face, life

December 9, 2003

BY JENNIFER DIXON
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER

PHOENIX -- Jason Schechterle was burned so badly when his Crown Victoria Police Interceptor caught fire that the flames mangled his hands, seared away most of his nose and ears and scorched his brown eyes, leaving him blind for seven months.

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CROWN VICS: Safety concerns deserved better response from Ford

DETROIT FREE PRESS
Editorial - December 9, 2003

Ford Motor Co. did not do right by its customers in its initial response to deadly fires in Crown Victoria police cars. As reported in Monday and today's Free Press, Ford appears to have spent more energy trying to convince police agencies and government regulators that there was no problem with the cars than in addressing the genuine fears of police using them.

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Rebuffed by Ford, cops look for car fixes alone

Mechanics work to stop officers' fiery deaths in Crown Victorias
DETROIT FREE PRESS
December 9, 2003
By Jennifer Dixon
Free Press Staff Writer

Last of two parts.

Mike Fuson was tired of waiting for help from Ford Motor Co. By the summer of 2001, two Arizona troopers were dead. A Phoenix cop was in the hospital, comatose and badly burned.
They all had one thing in common: Their Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor had caught fire when it was hit from behind.

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Officers Pick Crown Vic

DETROIT FREE PRESS
December 8, 2003
By Jennifer Dixon
Free Press Staff Writer

For law enforcement officers, the Ford Crown Victoria is the police car of choice. Eighty-five percent of cop cars on the road are the Crown Vic Police Interceptor, the heavy-duty, police version of the sedan.

Officers praise it as being rugged and responsive. With a V8 engine and rear-wheel drive, the Crown Vic handles well during pursuits, as they navigate harrowing turns or bounce between curb and street, police say.

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