Date registered: Sep 2007
Vehicle: '98 E320 Wagon (non 4matic)
Location: Atlanta, GA & Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
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Wrong. The problem was not Ford's. The problem was the typical aftermarket issue cargo storage rack that nearly all municipalities used was screwed into the trunk wrong. The typical installation used sheet metal screws that would pierce the rear trunk wall and inadvertently point their ragged metal ends extremely close to the fuel tank. Everything was fine until a serious rear end collision could possibly push the sheet metal screws into the tank, possibly sparking a fire, or at least rupturing the tank. Why do you think the fires only happened to police cars and not civilian crowns and vic taxis? We handled a death case in Dallas many years ago involving the cop (an acquaintance of mine, and only 28 years old) being burned to death in a vic after being rear ended at 54 mph by a legally drunk dude in a Jeep Wrangler. We and everyone else found out the truth after this. The vic is still the #1 chosen police car, far over the Impala and Charger to this day. We own no less than 3 vics. It is the most quality you can buy used for the money. My mother and brother drive the vics regularly as do I. I have that much faith in the car.
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