Nov. 28, 2006 ,ONE MONTH BEFORE my Lincoln Mark VIII caught fire and killed Payton Lewis and Samantha Ely. Ford Motor Company put profit before consumer safety . Ford could not risk a full recall of the cruise control switches that were defective, so they staged the recalls, and left the consumer at deadly risk.
Ford Motor Company announced In Nov. 2006, plans to procure $18 billion to finance its "Way Forward" turnaround plan, and details of the financing deal reveal that Ford is putting up nearly all of its domestic assets as collateral.
Ford was willing to risk its U.S. plants, office buildings, patents, trademarks, and stakes in its credit division, Ford Credit, Volvo. and it's loyal consumers because it was the first time in the company's 103-year history that it was forced to mortgage parts of its business to obtain financing to avoid bankruptcy.
Problem is, when Ford obtained this funding, they put-off a recall, that could have scared off the customer, and cost them dearly.
It wound up costing my family dearly and many others, that have found no justice in the Detroit Courts. Instead we are left with Ford attorney's paid to deny all the way to Judge Friedman's dismissal. ( No cases make it out of Detroit My son's life is just dismissed ,as if he was nothing. Payton wasn't worth a $21.00 repair, that EVERYONE knew about THE DEFECT for years& years. Ford even paid NHTSA a fine of $425K to delay recalls on 1988-1993 models. So , Ford pays a little, to let us drive around with time bombs under the hood. We have a right to expect reasonable safety!
But , CEO Alan R. Mulally and William Clay Ford Jr. are now being held up as businessmen of the year! and hero's giving themselves over 100 million in stock bonuses this year.
Which brings me to the question ; Do all the members know what Ford and Dykema are doing to Fire victims families? Are they all this ruthless,as to put profit over human life? Ask them.
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