Monday, July 14, 2014

Steering problems in 500,000 Ford cars being investigated.

The AP (7/11) reported that NHTSA is “investigating steering problems in about 500,000 Ford cars,” specifically Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, and Marauder vehicles spanning the 2004 to 2007 model years. According to the article, NHTSA believes that the cars’ “heat shield” can develop “rust, dislodge and cause the steering shaft to jam,” having already received “five complaints about the issue” and becoming aware of one injury.
        USA Today (7/11, Healey, 5.82M) reported online that the complaint NHTSA received detailed a crash in which “the steering jammed completely, causing a rollover.”

        Also reporting the news were Reuters (7/12, Singh, Raghavan), the Detroit News (7/12, Shepardson, 643K), the Wall Street Journal (7/12, Ramsey, Subscription Publication, 5.51M), Automotive News (7/11, Burke, 199K), and Edmunds (7/12, Lienert, 379K). 

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