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2011 Ford Escape (Ford Photo)

2011 Ford Escape (Ford Photo)

jeffgilbert Jeff Gilbert
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WASHINGTON — (WWJ) The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has begun a preliminary investigation into 1.6 million Ford Escape SUV’s from the 2005 to 2012 model years.

This comes after reports of the SUV’s stalling or surging. Right now, government investigators will focus on the throttles in the small SUV’s.

The North Carolina Consumers Council has requested an investigation, after recieving complants about the problem, and reporting that Ford has sent a number of service bulletins to dealers about hesitation and stalling.

No accidents or injuries have been reported.

If the government finds an issue, they could launch a more formal investigation, or even order a recall. Ford is cooperating with investigators.

The all new 2013 Escape is not involved in this investigation. Although that vehicle has already been recalled for unrelated issues.

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