You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

U.S.

  • Police: Officers fatally shoot man near St. Louis
     JENNINGS, Mo. – St. Louis County police say officers fatally shot a man armed with a rifle in Jennings after he opened fire on them.
  • Horse power gains favor among small-scale farmers
      MARATHON, N.Y. – While most modern farmers work their fields accompanied by the rumble of a trusty tractor, sheep farmer Donn Hewes labors to the faint jingling of harnesses in rhythm with the hoofbeats of horses and mules.
  • Over 2,000 homes threatened in California fire
      WEED, Calif. – Teams of firefighters went house-to-house on Wednesday to pin down damage done by a wildfire that officials estimated had destroyed 110 homes and damaged another 90 in the small town of Weed while another
Advertisement

Problems with Ford Escape throttles studied

DETROIT – Federal safety regulators have started looking into throttle problems with older-model Ford Escape SUVs.

The North Carolina Consumers Council has asked for an investigation into two complaints that the SUVs stalled or surged.

The request affects 1.6 million Escapes from the 2005 to 2012 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it has two complaints from drivers who experienced repeated stalling or surging. No crashes or injuries have been reported.

The council said in its petition that Ford has sent a number of service bulletins to dealers about hesitation and stalling.

The Escapes have not been recalled. The federal agency said it will decide whether it should start a formal investigation.

Advertisement