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NHTSA Investigates Ford Pickup Trucks Over Alleged Failure of Power Assisted Braking

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched an investigation into the alleged failure of power assisted braking in some Ford F-150 pickup trucks, leading to increased braking effort for drivers. The agency says it has received 32 complaints about the problem, including two reported crashes but no injuries. The probe covers roughly 250,000 pickups from model years 2011 and 2012, NHTSA reported.

I’m tired of these news stories. We have stories about cars that can allegedly switch off while they are being driven, stories about how safety devices (seat belts, airbags or even guardrails) can allegedly fail or even cause additional damage, and now stories about cars that may have braking problems. When will it end? Almost every week, it seems, there’s a new story about some alleged defect or recall involving a car or truck.

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