NHTSA closes investigation into two Ford recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that it has closed two investigations into safety issues of Ford vehicles. The NHTSA siad that a recall of 1.1 million F-150 units and other trucks was sufficient to address concerns and that it was satisfied with Ford’s recall.

Last month, Ford announced that it was recalling 1997-2004 Ford F-150 in ‘salt-bed’ states after reviewing 700 complaints of corrosion of steel straps holding up fuel tanks. There were 180 reports of leaking fuel. FoMoCo said that 97 percent of the complaints came from states that use large amounts of road salt.

“Ford’s recall action appears to adequately address the problem at this time,” NHTSA said.

Separately, the NHTSA said that it is also closing an investigation into 387,354 2010-2011 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner SUVs. The complaint focused around the liftgate glass shattered without warning.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Detroit News