Feds investigate Ford police car problem

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DETROIT (AP) -- Government safety regulators are investigating Ford's Crown Victoria police cars due to complaints about defective steering columns.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the probe affects about 195,000 cars from the 2005 through 2008 model years.

The government has gotten three complaints that part of the steering column can separate and cause loss of steering control. No crashes or injuries were reported.

Investigators will determine if the cars have a safety defect and whether a recall is needed. So far the vehicles haven't been recalled.

The Crown Victoria was been the police car of choice in the U.S. for 15 years before Ford Motor Co. stopped making it at the end of 2011. It controlled 70 percent of the police car market and averaged sales of 50,000 annually.


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 170022256 - nbc11news.com/a?a=170022256
Gray Television, Inc.