October 27, 2017 / 11:45 AM / 2 months ago

U.S. probes Ford Fusion cars for potential detached steering wheels

Oct 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it is opening a preliminary investigation into 841,000 Ford Motor Co cars over concerns steering wheels could detach while driving.

The auto safety agency said it is investigating 2014-2016 model Ford Fusion cars after three reports of steering wheel bolts becoming loose, including one report of a steering wheel completely detaching while a driver attempted to turn into a gas station. Ford did not immediately respond to a request for comment. (Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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