DETROIT (AP) – U.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation into steering problems in more than 500,000 Ford full-size cars without seeking a recall.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating problems in the 2004 through 2007 Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis and Marauder cars in July. The agency was looking into complaints that a heat shield could rust, dislodge and cause the steering shaft to jam.READ MORE: LA County To Expand Access To Coronavirus Vaccine To More Essential Workers Starting Monday
Investigators reviewed 18 complaints about the problem and found that it occurred infrequently, only in 1.6 vehicles per 100,000. The agency says one report of a rollover crash on a highway entrance ramp could not be verified.READ MORE: Biden's $1.9 Trillion Relief Bill Passes House, But Faces Senate Hurdle
The agency also says six of the complaints came from one state police agency which fixed the problems and hasn’t had any further trouble.MORE NEWS: Moreno Valley Man Accused Of Trying To Bury Wife Alive At San Diego Beach
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