Chinese-made Ford Mustangs are being investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, according to news reports .
NHTSA said it has opened an investigation into reported transmission problems in 2011 and 2012 Ford Mustangs.
“The preliminary evaluation stems from 32 complaints filed with the agency regarding an occasional problem shifting into gear in six and eight-cylinder cars equipped with a 6 speed manual transmission that is manufactured in China. Approximately 26,000 of the cars have been sold.”
While no car accidents or personal injuries have occurred as a result of this incident, there have been multiple issue reports.
“Many of the reports focus on a difficulty engaging 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears during both up- and downshifts, especially when the transmission is cold. Others mention a persistent grinding sound and issues with other gears. In addition to the official complaints filed with NHTSA, the topic has appeared on a number of independent websites that cater to Mustang owners. No accidents or injuries have been reported, but several of the complaints mention close calls that were caused as a result of the problem.”
As a car accident attorney Charleston, I hope NHTSA can figure out this problem before any reports of accidents or injuries.
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