NHTSA Probes Antilock Brake Flaw in Ford Midsize Sedans
The U.S. has opened a preliminary investigation into antilock brake systems that could malfunction in 2009-2011 model Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan midsize sedans.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has tallied three crashes and more than 140 complaints related to the issue. The agency suspects The ABS’s hydraulic control unit fails to maintain sufficient braking pressure.
Rough or slippery surfaces can cause a vehicle’s antilock brakes to pulse rapidly to maximize available traction. But NHTSA says affected Fusion and Milan owners report their brake pedals feel spongy or plunge to the floor under those conditions, thereby lengthening stopping distance.
Ford has made an accomplishment that will never be bested, never even be tied.
The little car that could still can. And this time as a car that not only gets great fuel economy, but which has ride and handling that makes it more than an econo-box (and its styling is anything but boxy).
Delegates to the United Auto Workers union’s annual convention in Detroit have overwhelmingly approved a 31% raise for their salaried international leaders.