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U.S.A.:NHTSA to investigate Ford trucks

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Reuters / October 06, 2003

DETROIT (Reuters) -- U.S. safety officials said on Monday they had opened a defect investigation into 101,000 Ford heavy-duty diesel pickups and SUVs after six reports of power loss due to an apparent electrical glitch.

The investigation by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers 2002 and 2003 Ford F-Series Super Duty pickups and Expedition SUVs sold with 7.3 liter diesel engines and adjustable pedals.

The trucks use a sensor that measures how far the accelerator pedal is pressed down to control how much fuel flows to the engine. According to NHTSA, the sensor doesn't always work with adjustable pedals, causing the engine to idle or slow down even as a driver presses the accelerator down.

The six complaints reported to NHTSA include one reported crash or fire. No injuries have been reported.

Under the investigation, NHTSA will request data from Ford about owner complaints and warranty repairs from the problem. If NHTSA decides the data suggest a defect, it will upgrade the investigation to an engineering analysis.
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