On Tuesday, March 4 the federal government announced that it will now end the investigation into the safety of 1.6 million Ford vehicles that have been reported to drop to 5 mph suddenly.
Spokeswoman Kelli Felker said that Ford is developing software that allows affected vehicles to travel at least 40 mph instead of dropping all of the way down to 5 mph. Ford will also extend warranties on electronic throttle bodies to 150,000 miles or 10 years.
The year-long investigation involved Ford Escapes, Mercury Mariners, Ford Fusions, and Mercury Milans manufactured from 2009-2013. All of the affected vehicles have 2.5-liter or 3.0-liter engines.
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