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Government investigating faulty Ford tire valves

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government is investigating more than 1 million Ford Motor Co. vehicles after receiving reports of tires leaking because of faulty valve stems made by a Chinese company.

Ford said Tuesday the investigation involves 12 vehicles from the 2007 model year. Ford has received some complaints but no reports of crashes or injuries.

The government says it has received 37 complaints of faulty valve stems but also says no crashes or injuries have been reported.

The vehicles with the valve stems include the Ford F-150, Mustang, Edge, Fusion, Expedition, Explorer, Focus and Escape, and the Mercury Grand Marquis, MKX, MKZ, and Milan.

The valves are made by a subsidiary of Shanghai Baolong Automotive Corp.

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