NHTSA opens probe into 2010 Ford Fusion

2010 Ford Fusion

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary investigation into 280,000 units of the 2010 Ford Fusion sedan over wheel stability concerns. The NHTSA said that it is currently reviews four complaints it has received about the Ford Fusion that allege wheel stud fractures.

Three of the four complaints belong to the same 22-vehicle fleet but were assigned different drivers who said they experience the issue at three different times. All the four units had between 5,000 to 11,000 miles and had never been serviced prior to the issue.

The NHTSA said that the fractures could result in wheel separation and loss of vehicle control. Ford said it is aware of the investigation and is going to fully cooperate with the government.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Detroit News