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Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan Vehicles Investigated for Brake Issues

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Three crashes and more than 140 complaints have prompted a federal investigation into a potentially serious brake issue with Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan cars manufactured between 2007 and 2009. Owners have complained that after the anti-lock brakes activate, brake pedals go “soft” and travel all the way to the floorboard, making it difficult to stop the vehicle. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it will investigate the hydraulic control units of both models. NHTSA estimates there are 475,000 of these model cars on the road. Based on what safety investigators discover, the preliminary investigation could be expanded, could be closed or NHTSA could decide a safety defect is present and the best course of action would be to recall the cars. Ford is cooperating in the investigation, according to NHTSA. Consumers with similar complaints can file a complaint at Safercar.Gov

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