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Resource ID: #19782
Subject: Automobiles
Source: ABC News
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Date: April 11, Sept. 4, 30

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From the contest entry summary: "Greg Hunter examines the allegedly dangerous design of the most popular police car in the United States, the Ford Crown Victoria Police Cruiser. Critics of this car say the gas tank is in a dangerous place. The tank is directly behind the rear axle, and in a high-speed rear-end collision, the tank smashes into the axle and is punctured, causing fuel leaks that catch the vehicle on fire." Other Ford vehicles -- about 3 million cars with the same design defect -- also pose safety questions.

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