roll away http://michiganradio.org en Feds close probe into Ford SUVs rolling away http://michiganradio.org/post/feds-close-probe-ford-suvs-rolling-away <p>DETROIT (AP) - U.S. safety officials have closed an investigation into allegations that three Ford SUVs can roll away when the transmissions are in park.<br><br>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the probe involved about 1.5 million Ford Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer and Lincoln Aviator SUVS from the 2002 to 2005 model years.<br><br>The agency determined that failure rates weren't high enough to order a recall. The probe began in April 2009 and was closed last month. The safety agency found 36 complaints including 14 crashes and six injuries.<br><br>Investigators found that the park gear in the transmission failed only 4.4 times per 100,000 vehicles. A system that prevents the car from being shifted into gear unless the driver's foot is on the brake failed only 3.4 times per 100,000 SUVs. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 16:27:38 +0000 The Associated Press 11598 at http://michiganradio.org Feds close probe into Ford SUVs rolling away