The electric version of the Ford Focus is facing federal government scrutiny in the wake of allegations that the vehicle can stall without warning. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Tuesday that it received twelve complaints from Focus Electric drivers. The model years complained of are 2012 and 2013. The complaints prompted the NHTSA to investigate.
None of the incidents contained within the complaints have resulted in accidents or injuries. Six of the twelve complaining drivers stated that their vehicles turned off when they were driving at least 30 mph. According to the NHTSA, all of the incidents that have been reported have occurred within the past five months. The Ford Electrics went on sale in the end of 2011. Since then, Ford has sold almost 2,000 of the small cars. Kelli Felker, a spokeswoman for Ford Motor Co., stated that the automaker is cooperating with the NHTSA in the investigation. NHTSA investigations often result in the recall of automobiles.
Government investigating electric Ford Focus, www.miamiherald.com September 10, 2013
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