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Regulators look into complaints of sudden acceleration in Ford sedans
chicago tribune ^ | 6/3/10 | Jerry Hirsch

Posted on 06/03/2010 2:45:49 PM PDT by Nachum

Federal safety regulators have launched an investigation into whether floor mats in Ford Motor Co.'s 2010 Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans can trap the gas pedal, causing unintended acceleration.

The investigation follows complaints of a similar nature that sparked the recall of millions of Toyota Motor Corp. vehicles in recent months.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: acceleration; complaints; ford; regulators; waronford
riiiight.
1 posted on 06/03/2010 2:45:49 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Time to go after another car maker refusing the government tit.


2 posted on 06/03/2010 2:47:26 PM PDT by headstamp 2 ("No Good Deed Goes Unpunished")
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To: Nachum

The same regulators that own Govermnet Motors?


3 posted on 06/03/2010 2:47:31 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Nachum

Oh come on.

What a scam this government is.


4 posted on 06/03/2010 2:48:01 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: Nachum

first fed investigation of toyota, now ford...gm sucks...but just another prop pf gm and the unions...oh i forgot...seiu and the underhanded unions with the lying govt sucks


5 posted on 06/03/2010 2:48:15 PM PDT by ldish (Looking forward to Independence Day)
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To: ldish

oh yea...total BS from govt as they go pimping for the union whores!


6 posted on 06/03/2010 2:50:43 PM PDT by ldish (Looking forward to Independence Day)
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To: Nachum

Where’s Hank Reardon when you need him?


7 posted on 06/03/2010 2:51:39 PM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: Nachum

“OK youse guys, yeah, you four - go out an buy a Ford.

I know, I know, just buy one, see? Den youse run it into a tree.

Den youse say like “It wuz da CAR dat didit see? - Dat Ford is a hunkajunk an’ almos kilt me!”


8 posted on 06/03/2010 2:52:12 PM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: Nachum

This is bullsh1t. Government going after the US company that didn’t need bailing out and being taken over by Obama.

I wasn’t buying it when they went after Toyota and I’m not buying it now. These kinds of things would be happening FAR more often with all different kinds of people because MILLIONS of models of cars are sold and the problem would be very prevalent and be bothering all sorts of drivers of all ages, genders, driving conditions, etc.

Bullsh1t. These are people who mixed up the brake with the accelrator and want to escape blame.


9 posted on 06/03/2010 2:52:29 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: kosciusko51

Sorry, typo. Rearden, not Reardon.


10 posted on 06/03/2010 2:52:58 PM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: Nachum

11 posted on 06/03/2010 2:53:08 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: SouthTexas

I tried to tell you Tex, these cars are more dangerous then a Teeota...


12 posted on 06/03/2010 2:57:33 PM PDT by tubebender (Lost another one to Mr Bumble....)
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To: shibumi

i’ve own and driven many makes of cars over the years...gm vehicles have been and still are the worst of the lot...maybe on par with mopar...the other govt motor company.


13 posted on 06/03/2010 2:57:40 PM PDT by ldish (Looking forward to Independence Day)
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To: combat_boots

If it were not so serious, it would be hilarious. I heard that Toyota finally paid a fine for “the” problem with their accelerators. I figured if they paid a fine, then it means the cause had been discovered, so I checked it out.

Apparently the cause was floor mat slippage. Every car with a gas pedal connected from the top can have that issue. In fact, I’ll bet Ford Fusions even could. ;)

I’m living in a bad “alternate universe” movie where everyone is a moron. I think I’ll name it “Idiocracy”.


14 posted on 06/03/2010 3:02:09 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Nachum
I was going to read this story, but it's time for my favorite TV show, "OW! my balls!".
15 posted on 06/03/2010 3:03:47 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: combat_boots

Transparency you can believe in.


16 posted on 06/03/2010 3:04:42 PM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 393)
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To: RobRoy

Well, stop sitting in that chair - it’s rigged to go off on you.


17 posted on 06/03/2010 3:05:14 PM PDT by savedbygrace (Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord)
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To: kosciusko51
That's craw, not craw!


18 posted on 06/03/2010 3:05:56 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: kosciusko51

Where’s Hank Reardon when you need him?

He’s finally gone Galt.


19 posted on 06/03/2010 3:10:21 PM PDT by maine yankee
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To: Nachum

When some dude goes cruising down the highway while calling 9-11 to report his car is going nuts, THEN...I’ll believe ity!! /s


20 posted on 06/03/2010 3:13:49 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: headstamp 2
Time to go after another car maker refusing the government tit.

BINGO! We have a winner!

21 posted on 06/03/2010 3:25:19 PM PDT by Nahanni
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To: headstamp 2

Exactly what I was thinking as soon as I saw this story....


22 posted on 06/03/2010 3:27:15 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: RobRoy

So, get the better floor mats. End of story.

I mean, really. Freaking floor mats.


23 posted on 06/03/2010 3:27:42 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: Nachum

Ford has to go down too. I said this months ago. Ford refused to be government owned, so now they are going to pay.

The communists are so predictable. Shame nobody will stop them.


24 posted on 06/03/2010 3:30:37 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Nachum

Hmmmmm, Toyota accused, Honda has a recent massive recall and now things are wrong at Ford. I guess we all need to buy the perfect car now only available from the government. /s


25 posted on 06/03/2010 3:43:48 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey (The bigger the government = The smaller the people)
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To: Nachum

I wish I had a car with sudden acceleration, acceleration of any kind would be an improvement!


26 posted on 06/03/2010 4:04:01 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: RobRoy

I’m craving a Brawndo. It has electrolytes, you know


27 posted on 06/03/2010 4:15:48 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: Nachum

For the love of Pete! They didn’t take “stimulation” money and they will pay! Piss off Obamy!


28 posted on 06/03/2010 4:22:42 PM PDT by vpintheak (Love of God, Family and Country has made me an extremist.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

It’s what plants crave too!


29 posted on 06/03/2010 4:27:23 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Nachum

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/waronford/index?tab=articles


30 posted on 06/03/2010 6:24:27 PM PDT by RonDog
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