Drive a Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury automobile? Please pay attention to the following story.
The federal government has expanded its investigation into floor mats that interfere with pedals in 480,000 vehicles.
The floor mats — sold with 2008-2010 model-year Ford Fusions, Mercury Milans and Lincoln MKZs — can cause surprise acceleration if not secured properly to the floorboards, The New York Times reports. The floor mats can be nudged forward by the driver’s foot and can push the gas pedal.