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Ford confirms 500k vehicles under NHTSA investigation for steering

Ford is cooperating with NHTSA investigation looking at steering issues on older model cars from 2004-2007

By Shane McGlaun | Jul 14, 2014 07:03 am CDT

Automakers have been hit hard with huge recalls all around the world, perhaps the hardest hit is GM with tens of thousands of vehicles being recalled so far. Ford has now confirmed that a huge number of its vehicles are being investigated by the NHTSA for steering issues.

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The exact number of Ford vehicles under investigation is about 500,000 and models covered in the investigation include the Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, and Marauder from 2004 to 2007. The NHTSA says that the heat shield on these cars can rust and dislodge causing the steering to jam.

Reports of five accidents related to the issue have been reported with one causing an injury. Ford is cooperating with the investigation.

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NEWS SOURCES:reuters.com

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