It’s been reported in the news that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating several units of 2011 Ford Explorer SUVs and Chrysler 200 sedans over reports of engine and steering issues.
According to the official investigation report, the federal agency has decided to look into the 15 consumer complaints recently issued. Issues with the engines of certain 2011 Chrysler 200 sedans have resulted in stalls while the vehicle was in use. The reports are related to sudden stalls that occurred at traffic lights or stop signs.
Incident reports related to the Ford Explorer SUVs, however, show that the vehicle’s dashboard warning regarding loss of power steering will be triggered unexpectedly and regardless of what drivers attempt to do, the signal will not dissipate. At this moment, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into these issues and should have more details regarding the causes behind this issue in the near future.
So far, the federal agency hasn’t felt it’s necessary to issue any recall announcements. Consumers who own either a 2011 Ford Explorer SUV or a Chrysler 200 sedan are advised to contact the federal agency in case they experience any troubles with their vehicles.
Hopefully, the NHTSA investigators are working hard to discover exactly what may have caused both of these problems to avoid incidents related to malfunctioning engine parts in the future. Any personal injury lawyer would simply be heartbroken to learn that someone was injured in a preventable accident caused by a recalled vehicle.