Brazil govt to perform crash tests after AP report

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2012 file photo, rescue workers remove a man from a Ford Ka vehicle after an accident in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Ford Ka hatchback sold in Europe scored a high safety rating of four out of five stars when it was tested by Euro NCAP in 2008; its Latin American version scored one star. Ford acknowledged that particular Ka is built on an outdated platform, and said it cannot be compared with the European version of the same name. The Brazilian government says it's building its first auto crash test facility to try to improve the safety record of cars sold in the country, hoping to have the facility operating by 2017. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)SAO PAULO (AP) — The Brazilian government said Monday it plans to build its first auto crash test facility as part of an effort to improve the poor safety record of cars built and sold in the world's No. 4 automobile market, where passenger car deaths spiked in the last decade.