The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) instigated a probe into 500,000 Ford SUVs after learning about a possible steering defect that might lead to accidents, Auto World News reported on July 11.
The agency learned that the 2004 to 2007 models of the Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Mercury Marauder have a heat shield that might loosen and obstruct steering. One report the agency received was about a rollover crash that happened when the steering wheel became stuck as the driver entered a highway.
Ford said it intends to coordinate with the NHTSA on the investigation.
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