Both Ford and Volvo have looked at injury and fatality rates in rollovers involving vehicles that meet the federal standard to vehicles that have roof strengths that are multiples of the federal standard, and there isn't a difference.
We appreciate dialogue with all of our customers. Ford is proud of its tradition of treating all with respect, and we remain focused on what we do best - building and selling the most innovative cars and trucks.
It's a shame that someone would use a tragedy and spread inaccurate information.
The Mazda Navajo is a safe, reliable vehicle and not the cause of either the accident or Miss Munoz's injuries. For this and other reasons, Ford is confident this verdict will be reversed on appeal.
The vast majority of those involve vehicles that are not equipped with these switches. This is why each complaint or allegation must be considered on a case-by-case basis.
We're pleased with the court's decision and will proceed with the next steps.
We know from 13 years of experience that being ready, willing and able to defend our products and people, even in judicial 'hellholes,' is the most effective way to control litigation costs.
Our concern goes out to Ms. Munoz, but this accident was caused by driver error.
We sincerely regret any concern or inconvenience that this theft has caused our employees. Ford takes seriously the protection of the personal information of its employees and will continue to take reasonable and appropriate steps to safeguard it.
While the employee separations were difficult for everyone affected, these actions were a necessary response to the company's current economic challenges. The company adhered to the law in making these difficult decisions.