In Taurus Inquiry, Safety Agency Requests Information on 1.52 Million Additional Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has requested information on a further 1.52 million vehicles to assist in its investigation of 395,000 Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable models. The sedans became the subject of an investigation after owners claimed on the agency’s Web site that loose cruise control cables caused throttles to become stuck, resulting in unintended acceleration.

Some media outlets reported Monday that the initial safety investigation was expanded to include nearly two million sedans, but Karen Aldana, a N.H.T.S.A. spokeswoman, said that was not the case.

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