GM, Ford Putting Stability Control on Big Vans

General Motors has announced that it will put stability control on its larger passenger
vans by the middle of the 2005 model year.

GM’s vans are scheduled to get a version of
Stabilitrak, the company’s stability-control system. It will be added to the GMC Savana and
Chevrolet Express 3500 135-inch regular-wheelbase 12-passenger vans, and 15-passenger
155-inch-wheelbase models, during the 2005 model year.

Ford’s largest E-series vans will
also receive electronic stability control, starting with the 2006 model year.

In 2002, the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a warning for drivers of
large vans, advising caution because of the higher likelihood that big vans can roll over
in an accident.

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