NHTSA Probes 725,000 Ford Vehicles for Engine Flaw

Claims Journal recently reported that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating 725,000 Ford Motor Co. sedans and crossover vehicles after receiving reports of possible fuel system problems that could cause a sudden loss of engine power. According to NHTSA’s Office of Defect Investigation (ODI), “consumers have reported incidents of electronic throttle body failure…resulting in sudden reduction of engine power.” The electronic throttle body is part of the engine’s fuel delivery system.

The vehicles under investigation are the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans and Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner crossovers. NHTSA’s initial report on the investigation said ODI had received 123 complaints and that Ford had received 1,472 complaints. In addition, 27,505 warranty claims have been filed related to “repair or replacement of the subject component.”

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