• NHTSA investigating Ford and Mercury for Toyota-like floormats

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has just began to investigate nearly 250,000 Ford Motor Company vehicles. The cause of the problem is floor mats. The NHTSA has warned drivers not to use unsecured all-weather floor mats in their vehicles.

The investigation is taking a look at 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan vehicles, due to loose floor mats causing the accelerator pedal to become entrapped. The NHTSA warned drivers not to place these all-weather mats over top of current floor mats in the drivers side foot well.

Ford spokesperson Said Depp said the company was unaware of any injures of accidents because of the problem. "We do not recommend stacking floor mats in any vehicle from any automaker," Deep said to the Detroit News.

"All owners of these vehicles should ensure that any mat used is properly secured and never stacked," NHTSA said in a statement. "Any Ford ’all weather’ optional floor mat should be placed in the driver’s side foot well only after first unfastening and removing the standard, carpeted floor mat."

NHTSA said it had no reports of injuries, accidents or deaths.


Source: DetroitNews

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  (797) posted on 02.27.2011

wow! that’s nice..now they are having a quality control over the product wherein the Toyota is involve!

  (458) posted on 02.27.2011

I gotta say, It’s pretty ugly. whats the NHTSA going to say about it? Rollover test -2*. At least they can claim that its not as top heavy as its heavy weight champion sister.

  (1022) posted on 06.4.2010

Why? Fanboys in here only come out when Toyota screws up, Ford is the new Jesus as far as some are concerned. Needless to say not one of them sat in the current Focus.

  (309) posted on 06.3.2010

I agree they should focus more on the safety of toyota than consuming time and money on the investigation.

  (806) posted on 06.2.2010

This problem should not be taken or make it more complicated, it’s just a minor problem. NHTSA should focused more on making the toyota car safe and error free, this Investigation is just a waste of money and time.

  (534) posted on 06.2.2010

Well, I guess NHTSA is only concerned of the safety first, maybe that’s why they’re investigating the Ford. I think Ford installed the floor mats properly so I guess there will be no debate.

  (433) posted on 06.1.2010

Yeah right, It’s just a floormats and that issue should be resolved immediately.

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