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NHTSA investigating Ford sedans for steering defect
NHTSA investigating Ford sedans for steering defect

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into safety issues regarding steering shafts on about 500,000 Ford vehicles. The government auto safety agency said it is concerned that heat shields on certain Fords may rust and in time impede proper steering. That's based on five customer complaints and one car rollover injury suspected to have been caused by the problem. The vehicles in question are 2004-2007 Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis and Marauder sedans. The investigation does not constitute a recall, though it could result in one. Ford said it would cooperate with the investigation and declined further comment. General Motors has...