Popular Ford Models Investigated for Safety Concerns
Detroit, MI - Sticky throttles have federal investigators looking at some Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable models.
There's no recall yet but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator says a speed control cable collar can break near a mounting bracket which, in turn, causes the throttle to stay open.
Fifty owners of cars made from 2000 and 2003 have complained although none have had an accident because of the problem.
There are an estimated 310,000 cars that could be affected. They all have four-valve, three-liter V-6 duratec engines.