Ford Admits Crown Vic Failed Crash Test

Dallas Official Questions Why Ford Can Provides Safer Technology to Civilian‘Protection’ Car, but Not to Police








DALLAS, TX — Ford Motor Company officials have admitted in sworn testimony that a Crown Victoria police car equipped with new fuel tank safety shields actually flunked its own crash test.



Ford Settles with Families of Officers Burned to Death

Cruiser gas tanks caught fire after high-speed crash


By Carol Sowers
The Arizona Republic
May. 22, 2002

Ford Motor Co. has settled lawsuits filed by families of two Arizona law-enforcement officers who were burned alive after their Crown Victoria police cruisers burst into flames when they were struck from behind.


Parents Of Dallas Police Officer To File Lawsuit



Suit Accuses Ford Motor Co. Of Negligence, Aggravated Assault, Malice – Dallas-Ft. Worth Feb.19, 2003

DALLAS — The parents of a Dallas police officer killed when his Crown Victoria cruiser was hit from behind and burst into flames filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Ford Motor Co. Patrick Metzler was working off-duty on Oct. 23 with a construction crew on the High-Five interchange project at U.S. 75 and Interstate 635 when he was hit.