The 1955 Ford Crown Victoria's Defective Brake Mechanism
by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Tort lawsuits involving two Ford Crown Victoria owners are profiled in my e-book. Late 1950s indemnity suits weren't like 1970s cases vs. the Chevrolet Corvair and Volkswagen Beetle years later. However, justices in trial courts and appellate divisions began to rule against manufacturers that knowingly delivered cars made with obvious defects. Among these were flawed brake mechanisms on Fords.