The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced that its investigations of more than 500,000 Ford and General Motors vehicles will not require a recall. The Detroit News reports that the NTHSA was looking into the Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey for a potential link between a water leak over a module which caused engine stalls and other problems. The organization was also looking into similar problems with the Chevy Tahoe and the GMC Yukon, but reported that no recalls are necessary.
However, drivers who are considering buying one of the models involved in the recall should have a mechanic take a look to see if the leaks or any other issues exist before the sale is finalized. It is important for motorists to make sure there are no major preexisting problems in their potential vehicles, especially when they are buying with used car loans. Purchasing a vehicle that needs a lot of work can end up being more expensive than paying more up front for a used car.
When looking for the right used car, drivers should ask sellers for vehicle history reports. Extensive repairs and maintenance could be a sign that the car will be problematic.