Ford Fusion 2010 investigated for pedal-jamming floor mats
The U.S. NHTSA safety agency is looking into complaints that the floor mats on the 2010 Ford Fusion, and its deadbeat Mercury Milan twin, are jamming the accelerator pedal. If this sounds familiar, that’s because it is. This is the same paranoid issue as the Toyota floor-mat recall that blew up into a worldwide fiasco.
However, only three complaints have been registered so far, not now, the NHTSA isn’t taking any chances. A grand total of 249,301 cars are being investigated over this potential problem, and only Ford’s all-weather rubber mats involved.
A U.S. Ford spokesman clarified that the NHTSA’s investigation relates to instances where the optional all-weather floor mats have been stacked on top of the factory-installed carpeted mats. He even says that Ford’s all-weather floor mats have instructions printed on the top of every driver’s mat. So it would seem that people in general are just too stupid to read. No recalls have been issued so far.
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