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Resource ID: #22279
Subject: Automobiles
Source: WESH-TV (Orlando, Fla.)
Date: January 11, 27, 28, 31; February 3, 8; March 23, 24; April 26, 27; May 5, 13, 27; June 12, 13, 21, 24; September 7, 2005



The WESH I-team followed a series of fires in Ford trucks and SUV's in 2005. They found numerous vehicle fires in Florida and across the United States and obtained National Highway Transportation Safety Administration documents of vehicle fires and product testing of late model Fords. Over the course of the year, they followed class action suits against Ford, as well as a massive recall of the trucks. The I-team was the first outlet to discover the specific cause of the fires. Their findings moved Ford to expand its recall.

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