Ford, GM Add SUV Stability Control

Ford and General Motors have announced that they will make stability control standard on
some of their SUVs in 2005. GM will add stability control to the Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban,
Avalanche and Trailblazer, along with GMC counterparts — the Hummer H3, Saab 907X and the
Buick Rainier. The Hummer H2 will get stability control in 2006.

Tests by the Insurance
Institute and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) have found
that stability control can prevent vehicle rollovers. Cadillac’s Escalade and GMC’s Yukon
Denali already are equipped with stability control. Ford will add the system as standard to
500,000 SUVs, including the Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer, Lincoln Aviator and Navigator,
and the Volvo XC90.


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