US Regulators Close Probe on Ford, Chrysler Vehicles

US Regulators Close Probe on Ford, Chrysler Vehicles

Two separate probes into Ford and Chrysler vehicles have been closed by U.S. auto safety regulators now that both automakers have conducted safety recalls.

Both investigations were closed earlier this month after Ford recalled 230,000 minivans and Chrysler recalled about 30,000 Jeep SUVs. In March, 2004-2007 model year Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey models were recalled to repair a problem that could prevent the third-row seat from folding down and locking in place. 230,000 minivans in total were recalled, 33,500 of them being outside the U.S.

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In a separate filing, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) closed the probe on 115,000 Jeep Patriot SUVs after complaints of the engine stalling at high speeds were reported. In April, the American automaker recalled 2012 model year Patriot and Compass SUVs for the issue.

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