Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The AP (9/11) reports that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating claims that electric Ford Focus vehicles can stall without warning after receiving 12 complains about 2012 and 2013 model year vehicles. None of the incidents resulting in an injury but some vehicles did stall when moving at 30 miles per hour or more. NHTSA says these incidents have happened in the last five months. Ford reports that it has sold just over 1,900 electric Focus cars.
Reuters (9/10) reports that the probe includes about 1,000 vehicles. Ford says it is cooperating with NHTSA in the probe.