Adventures of an Undertaker in DFW with a new 2011 Ford Fiesta

Spoke to Russ @ IIHS

Here are the FACTS from the horses mouth so to speak.

The 2011 Ford Fiesta (Pre July 2010) carries all of the same safety ratings as the Post July 2010 cars EXCEPT side impact. I specifically asked if there was a lower rating such as “good” or “acceptable” and he stated that “there is no rating for side impact for the 2011 Ford Fiesta on vehicles built Pre July 2010.”

According to Russ, Ford told them there was a “Possibility” that the door handles could activate in a side impact. He also said the “Hinges could move” and then he quickly backed off of that statement and re-focused on the “door handle activating”.

So, there you have it. That was too easy.
__________________

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s