The AP (6/30) reports that Ford has announced plans to fix sticky throttles on approximately 468,000 Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles. The AP notes that the NHTSA began investigation vehicles model year 2000-2003 vehicles after receiving 100 complaints regarding the throttles which Ford says can be damaged or disconnected during maintenance. Ford reports the five crashes have been reported but none have resulted in injuries. NHTSA has closed its investigation.
MLive (7/1, Muller) also reports.