Ford at Center of Investigation
According to WILX News 10, Your Breaking News and Weather Authority, Ford is at the center of a new investigative report that suggests the automaker knowingly sold cars with defective transmissions despite warnings from engineers.
A Detroit Free Press investigation has uncovered internal documents suggesting Ford sold Focus and Fiesta cars from 2011 to 2016 knowing the transmissions could shift out of gear and put drivers in danger.
Instead of notifying owners, Ford tried to fix the problem, while injuries and complaints piled up.
Ford says it responded to problems quickly and said the challenges the transmissions faced were common.
Despite nearly 4,400 customer complaints, the government still hasn't launched an investigation, or ordered a recall.