Po-Po Crown Vic Recall: FoMoCo and the Wheels of SteelS

The Blue Oval is staring down the barrel of a recall involving 109,664 '03-05 Crown Victoria Police Interceptors due to possibly faulty welds in the cop-spec steel wheels that can lead to rapid deflation during hot pursuit. Two crashes have resulted due to failure of the welds, although Ford's disputing the claims, as the officers involved in the wrecks weren't injured. Apparently, the recall only extends to active-duty police vehicles; ex-police Vics aren't covered, as their owners are expected to refrain from high-speed hoonage. Hear that, Murilee?

Wheel Problems in Ford Cop Cars [Houston Chronicle]

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Ohio One-Seven Want Their Crown Vics Fire-Suppressed [Internal]