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The NHTSA is looking into the Ford Crown Victoria police interceptors because of a possible defective steering column.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 195,000 units of the Ford Crown Victoria police interceptors are currently under the close watch of the feds because of defective steering columns. The NHTSA says that the affected vehicles have been manufactured between 2005 and 2008 and this action will most likely lead to a recall.

The feds have received three complaints which involved police cars and one local government fleet vehicle. The separations occurred during low speeds but happily no one was injured. Ten complaints were filed via inspections of steering columns which said that the columns were about to separate.

“The operator was able to bring the vehicle to a safe stop, but they had just begun to accelerate from a traffic light when the shafts separated and the vehicle’s speed was minimal”, said a complaint which was filled on the 18th of May, 2010.

The NHTSA didn’t announce a recall for the Ford Crown Victoria police interceptors manufactured between 2005 and 2008 for the moment. The Crown Victoria police interceptor was replaced by the Taurus based interceptor in 2011.