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Ford Taurus being investigated for stuck throttles

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DETROIT (KWWL) -

Federal safety regulators are investigating complaints of throttles sticking in some Ford Tauruses.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that 14 people have complained about the cars from the 2005 and 2006 model years, about 360,000 in all.  No crashes or injuries have been reported, but the agency says a driver ran a red light and entered an intersection before the car could be stopped.

The agency says the cruise control cable may become detached and hold the throttle open. Drivers have reported that it was hard to stop the car with the brakes, and several said they had to shut off the engine or shift into neutral to stop.

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