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NHTSA ends 27-month investigation into Ford E-Series vans

by Jonathon Ramsey (RSS feed) on Apr 10th, 2012 at 10:29AM

More than two years ago, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating the 1997-2008 Ford Econoline/E-350 and E-450 over faulty HVAC temperature controls. According to The Detroit News, stories of melting switches leading to smoke and hot buttons on the dash were recounted in 1,036 complaints received by NHTSA. Two years ago, the government agency upgraded the case to an engineering analysis, but its testing has led to the case being closed without determining that a recall is required. Two fires due to the short circuits were also reported, but NHTSA found that... Read More

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