In an effort to thwart further negative publicity and possible lawsuits over its head-gasket troubles, Ford Motor Co. announces that in addition to its $4,000 voucher offer, it will buy back some of the 717,680 vehicles that were equipped with the faulty head gaskets (see WEVTU — March 1, '00, p.8). The move is unconventional as it is neither a voluntary nor a government recall, but rather “an adjustment” — the fifth largest in industry history, according to experts. Ford will buy back ...

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