Detroit, MI -- Government safety regulators are investigating Ford's Crown Victoria police cars after receiving complaints about bad steering columns.
The investigation affects around 195,000 cars from the 2005 through 2008 model years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Three complaints have been filed, stating that part of the steering column can separate and cause loss of steering control. No crashes or injuries were reported.
Investigators have not issued a recall, yet. They will first determine whether the cars have a safety defect.
The Crown Victoria was the police car of choice for 15 years before Ford Motor CO. stopped making it at the end of 2011. The car controlled 70 percent of the police car market and averaged sales of 50,000 annually.