Products Liability:

Ford Crown Victoria

The Ford Crown Victoria model has been linked to fires resulting in deaths of civilians and police officers. The car’s gas tank extends up into the trunk, making the vehicles susceptible to fires in rear end crashes. In 2002, reports surfaced implicating the car in the death of 12 police officers in fiery rear end crashes. Ford installed rubber and plastic shields to cover parts of the fuel tank in Crown Victoria police cars to help lessen the chance of punctures and fires. This equipment has not been installed in civilian versions of the car, leaving thousands at risk.