The vehicle received five stars for crash performance in both the frontal and side crash scenarios, indicating low risk of injury to the driver or passengers, while the rollover test
received four stars with a 17.4 percent risk of tipping in certain manoeuvres.
Ford's expert witness attempted to use demonstrative evidence from two crash tests that he said supported Ford's theory: one, a rollover test
conducted by GM in the early 1980s, and another, called the CRIS test, conducted by Ford in 2000 using Crown Victorias.
The model also received four stars for the rollover test
, which found a 10.9-chance of rolling over in the government's evasive-swerving scenario.
The vehicle received five stars in both the front and side crash test simulations and four stars in the rollover test
Testing by Ford's experts demonstrates how a belted dummy can be partially ejected in a rollover test
It, as well as four other three-star-ranked SINs, also tipped up on two wheels during the rollover test
(14) The pending bill requires NHTSA to develop and implement a dynamic rollover test
program for the vans--one that tests real-world performance--and include the vehicles in the NCAP program.
The vehicle has received five stars in the front impact test, side impact test and the rollover test
Ford Motor Co., Ford hired defense experts from Exponent, an engineering firm commonly used by big automotive companies in lawsuits, to conduct a dolly rollover test
. (13) This test involved placing the pickup on a dolly, moving the dolly at a certain speed, and then abruptly stopping it so the vehicle dropped and rolled.