NHTSA opened an investigation last month into possible throttle control problems with an estimated 730,000 older model Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute small SUVs, according to NHTSA. There have been 13 crashes reported that are related to the issue that led to nine injuries and one fatality. NHTSA said it will investigate whether throttles remain open even after a driver has released the accelerator pedal. A NHTSA investigation is short of a recall, but may lead to recalls for the two vehicles, which are from the model years 2001-2004.
Source: Claims Journal
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