The National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. opens four separate investigations into Ford Motor Co.’s ’00-’01 Focus. The investigations were prompted by reports of airbags deploying during low-speed crashes and catching fire after inflating, affecting 575,000 ’00 and ’01 cars; engine compartment fires in the area of the battery and failure of the rear-wheel bearings, causing drivers to lose control. The latter two problems affect only ’00 models. Ford says it is cooperating with NHTSA. The ...

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