The National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. reportedly is upgrading its investigation into engine compartment fires in Ford Motor Co.’s Focus model. The investigation covers all Focuses sold in the U.S. since 2000, about 690,000 units. NHTSA began the investigation in March amid complaints from owners of fires around the battery. NHTSA says it has received more complaints since then, and Ford also reports receiving 61 similar complaints and 286 warranty claims stemming from fires. ...

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