Ford Motor Co.’s already beleaguered Crown Victoria now is being investigated by the U.S. National Highway and Traffic Safety Admin. for possible wheel problems. NHTSA reportedly launched its probe due to complaints the ’03 model’s wheels could crack, leading to tire deflation and “catastrophic failure.” No accidents or injuries have been linked to the problem, which Ford says it is working to fix. Some 50,000 of the ’03 vehicles have been sold, including 42,000 to retail customers. ...

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