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Old 04-28-2006, 08:26 AM   #1
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Oops at ford... lab explosion / truck plants down

Well last night there was an explosion in the of of Ford laboratories, sending 5 people to hospital..


This morning Ford had to shut down ALL truck plants because of faulty transmissions upplied to them... Aparently a shaft in one of the gears was not straigth and would cause excessive wear. .this was an outsourced part. Reports on when plants will reopen are unclear at best. Also unclear whether the faulty transmissions were put in any vehicles that did get shipped out and sold.

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Explosion: http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll...DATE/604270448

Truck plants: http://today.reuters.com/stocks/Quot...Apr-2006+RTRS;
BON on truck plants: http://www.blueovalforums.com/forums...opic=3159&st=0

I think while this will be big news I think it is good they caught the tranny problem before a costly recall.. afterall this is F-150 we are talking about ... Ford does not need a recall on their bread and butter.

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I didn't hear about this, woah... very true on catching the problem ahead of time. Glad nobody was killed or anything to that extent.
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wow. are these the new 06 F-150s ? I wonder how this effects the workers jobs.

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wow, yea lucky they caught this one, and no one was hurt.
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