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Ford Tauruses being investigated for sticking throttles

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating 2000 – 2003 Ford Tauruses and Mercury Sables for a problem that can cause the engine to keep running as if the gas pedal were pressed even when it’s not. According to a document posted on NHTSA’s website, an attachment that holds the speed control cable — which works with the car’s cruise control system — can break, causing the cable to become stuck. The vehicles involved in the investigation are model year 2000 through 2003 Tauruses and Sables — the two models are essentially identical — with 4-valve 3. 0-liter V6 Duratec engines. An estimated 310,000 cars may be involved. For now, no vehicles are being recalled, but NHTSA is performing a “preliminary investigation,” to determine the extent of the problem and its safety implications.

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