Ford Defective Door Attorney Says:Written by Anna Henningsgaard
Have you or someone you loved owned or ridden in a Ford F150, Ford F250 light-duty, Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator or Lincoln Blackwood model from 1997-2000? These models suffer from a serious defect that threatens safety and lives of its passengers. As early as 1995 Fordís testing on an Expedition revealed a defect in door latching mechanism. It was found that under very light impact doors would unlatch and open, resulting in victims falling from vehicles, causing paralysis and death. Aware of this serious danger, Ford continued to release these defective models.
In late 1997, Transport Canada ran its own vehicle safety tests and observed this same door latch problem, contacted Ford, and revealed defective doors to public. Door latch systems are required by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS 206) to withstand forces of a crash and remain closed, protecting drivers and passengers. The Ford vehicles do not follow this law. Some customers have even observed their Ford door opening while simply driving down road. However, most customers do not become aware of defect until it threatens their lives in a crash situation. By then it is too late.
All accidents, injuries, and deaths resulting from Ford door latch malfunctions could have been easily prevented, since it is alleged that Ford has known about illegal, dangerous defect throughout manufacturing process. Ford has not yet fixed doors. Because defect is illegal and because Ford knowingly distributed these dangerous vehicles, you may be entitled to monetary compensation from Ford for any injuries you or your family has suffered.
Vanity License Plates Express More Than VanityWritten by Howard Young
Vanity license plates drive me crazy. Especially when I canít figure out cryptic six or seven letter message car owner is expressing. Sometimes car owner helps out with a hint or two posted on license plate frame.
I always wanted to get a vanity plate for my new car, but Iím usually intently focused on negotiating best possible deal and forget about plate.
In California, Department of Motor Vehicles gives you a second chance to order vanity plates for your new or used car. You can order special interest plates through www.dmv.ca.gov or by calling 1-800-777-0133.
The purchase price and annual renewal fees help support nonprofit organizations. Currently, California special interest plates support seven different organizations: