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More Ford cars come under safety probe

US agency investigates problem of power steering failures on 938,000 cars from 2010-12 model years

Published Tue, Oct 7, 2014 · 09:50 PM

New York

AFTER the Ford Motor Co recalled about 1.1 million vehicles this year for power steering failures, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the same problem on 938,000 more cars.

The safety agency is investigating whether a recall is necessary on Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans from the 2010-12 model years and Mercury Milan sedans from the 2010 and 2011 model years, according to a report posted on Monday on the agency's website.

The NHTSA says it had received 508 complaints from owners, including four reports of accidents that occurred when the power steering assist suddenly failed, requiring "increased steering efforts that contributed to a loss of control and crash". No injuries were noted. The complaints go back to 2010 and inclu…

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