November 26, 2002
Ford Has Recalled the 1992 Crown Victoria, CVPI
- Ford Has Recalled the 1992 Crown Victoria, CVPI because of fuel tank
Number of Units Affected: 350000
IN ORDER TO ENHANCE POLICE OFFICE SAFETY, MODEL YEAR 1992-2003 CROWN
VICTORIA POLICE INTERCEPTOR (CVPI) VEHICLES WILL BE EQUIPPED WITH SHIELDS
DESIGNED TO HELP PROTECT THE FUEL TANK IN HIGH-SPEED REAR-IMPACT CRASHES.
FORD ALSO WILL BE OFFERING AN OPTIONAL TRUNK PACKAGE DESIGNED TO IMPROVE THE
SAFE TRANSPORT OF SHARP-EDGED, HEAVY EQUIPMENT IN THESE VEHICLES.
SOME HIGH-SPEED REAR-IMPACT CRASHES HAVE RESULTED IN FUEL TANK PUNCTURES AND
FIRES IN CPVI VEHICLES.
FORD HAS ADVISED US THAT SHIELD KITS HAVE BEEN AVAILABLE SINCE LATE OCTOBER
AND WILL BE INSTALLED ON POLICE INTERCEPTOR VEHICLES AT NO COST. THE
OPTIONAL TRANK PACKAGE WILL BE AVAILABLE BY THE END OF 2002. FORD HAS
ESTABLISHED A NEW WEB SITE AT WWW.CVPI.COM TO ANSWER ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
ABOUT THE SAFE USE OF CPVI VEHICLES.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02I003000.
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
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