The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it has 32 complaints about an unexpected inability to shift into gear on Mustangs with manual transmissions. Some reports say the problem occurred as drivers were merging into high-speed traffic. The preliminary investigation involves 26,000 vehicles. Seven complaints alleging leakages from the fuel line to a fuel injector in some Jetta models have been received. That probe involves 40,000 vehicles.
A spokesman said Ford Motor Co. is “going to fully cooperate’’ with the government’s review. The Associated Press left messages seeking comment from Volkswagen officials.