DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. safety regulators have upgraded a probe into 1997 model-year Ford Escort and Mercury Tracer compact cars because of electrical fires and inadvertent deployment of their air bags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Monday that 396,208 Escorts and Tracers were thought to be susceptible to the fires and sudden air bag deployments, which occur when water or engine coolant leaks into the air bag monitor system. Ford Motor Co. , which has ...
Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)
"U.S. regulators probing Ford, GM, Kia vehicles" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:
All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
• Global sales and production data by country
• U.S. model-line inventory data
• Engine and equipment installation rates
• WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
• Product Cycle chart
• Interrelationships among major OEMs
• Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
• Historical data and much more!
Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.