The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced on Tuesday that it has opened an investigation into 2007 to 2009 model year Ford Fusions and Mercury Milans.
The U.S. safety regulator indicated that the probe was initiated on December 20 following consumer reports that the brakes may fail in specific situations.
According to the NHTSA, the anti-lock braking systems in the sedans may not function as expected when the vehicle travels over rough or uneven surfaces, including manhole covers and slippery roads. As a result, the potential for a crash is increased as stopping distance is extended.
The NHTSA and Ford officials say that there have been three accidents connected to the issue but no reports of injuries.
The 2006 to 2011 Fusion and Milan have been the subject of a number of recalls, including being among 1.9 million Ford vehicles involved in an ongoing Takata air bag recall. Fusion and Milan models produced for the 2010 and 2011 model years were also recalled for an issue which could cause fuel tanks to crack.
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