Monday, March 7, 2016

NHTSA investigates 420,000 Ford F-150s for possible brake failure.

The AP (3/5, Krisher) reports that NHTSA has opened an investigation into whether “the brakes can fail on Ford’s F-150 pickup truck, one of the most popular vehicles in the nation.” The current Federal probe applies to some 420,000 pickups that have “3.5-Liter, six-cylinder engines” and were built between “the 2013 and 2014 model years.” The story notes that this is not the first NHTSA investigation “into brake problems with Ford’s flagship F-150,” NHTSA having investigated “complaints that the power brake assist can fail on about 250,000 pickups from the 2011 and 2012 model years” last June.
        USA Today (3/4, 5.45M), the Detroit Bureau (3/5), the New York Times (3/4, Jensen, Subscription Publication, 12.03M), Automotive News (3/4, 188K), AutoWeek (3/5, 2.12M), and TIME (3/5, 18.01M) also report

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