Hummer Forums by Elcova  
Forums - Home
Source Decals

Source Motors
Custom. Accessories.

H2 Accessories
H3 Accessories
Other Vehicles

H2 Source

H2 Member Photos
H2 Owners Map
H2 Classifieds
H2 Photo Gallery
SUT Photo Gallery
H2 Details

H2 Club


H3 Source

H3 Member Photos
H3 Classifieds
H3 Photo Gallery
H3 Owners Map
H3 Details
H3T Concept

H1 Source

H1 Member Photos
H1 Classifieds
H1 Photo Gallery
H1 Details

General Info

Hummer Dealers

Sponsored Ads


Source Motors - custom. accessories.

Go Back   Hummer Forums by Elcova > ETC. Forums > Other Off-Roading Vehicles

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-08-2004, 09:00 PM
Klaus's Avatar
Klaus Klaus is offline
Hummer Guru
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: CSA
Posts: 2,510
Klaus is an unknown quantity at this point

January 8, 2004 2:05 a.m. EST

U-Haul Forbids Trailer Rentals To Ford Explorer Drivers


DETROIT (AP)--U-Haul is forbidding its stores from renting trailers to customers driving Ford Explorers, citing product liability lawsuits involving the popular sport utility vehicle, a newspaper reported.

U-Haul International Inc., North America's largest trailer rental company with more than 17,000 outlets, implemented the policy Dec. 22, saying it can no longer afford to defend the lawsuits, The Detroit News reported in Thursday editions.

"U-Haul has chosen not to rent behind this tow vehicle based on our history of excessive costs in defending lawsuits involving Ford Explorer towing combinations," the company told the newspaper, adding that the move is "not related to safety issues."

Joanne Fried, a U-Haul spokeswoman, declined to disclose how much the Phoenix-based company has spent defending lawsuits involving Explorers.

"The decision is not based on one accident," she said. "It's based on several different lawsuits going on for several years."

Ford Motor Co. spokesman Jon Harmon called U-Haul's decision "surprising and disappointing."

"This is all about runaway litigation and trial lawyers forcing businesses to make unfortunate decisions for fear of lawsuits," he said.

U-Haul was involved in a lawsuit that Bridgestone/Firestone settled out of court in September. It involved three college students who were injured when their Firestone-equipped Explorer overturned while pulling a U-Haul trailer.

Bridgestone/Firestone is currently trying reach an agreement on a $149 million settlement of 30 class-action lawsuits because of defective tires.

Although federal regulators have said there isn't enough evidence to show that the Explorer model contributed to the tire defects, many of the problem tires were equipped on Explorers.

Updated January 8, 2004 2:05 a.m.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2008, 08:47 AM
DRTYFN's Avatar
DRTYFN DRTYFN is offline
Hummer Messiah
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: PDX
Posts: 2,367,817
DRTYFN is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: U-Haul Forbids Trailer Rentals To Ford Explorer Drivers

Exploders brings teh suck.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2008, 03:34 AM
Maui Nick Maui Nick is offline
Hummer Veteran
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 29
Maui Nick is on a distinguished road
Default Re: U-Haul Forbids Trailer Rentals To Ford Explorer Drivers

Funny how Exploders stopped exploding once Ford stopped slapping Firestone tires on 'em.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:04 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.0.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.