NHTSA launched the formal safety probe in February after receiving 278 reports alleging inadvertent activation of the automatic emergency braking system in 2018-19 Honda Accords and Honda CR-V compact crossovers.
The data release comes after NHTSA in June 2021 issued an order requiring vehicle, equipment and software manufacturers of ADAS and fully automated vehicles to report crashes where the system was engaged at least 30 seconds before the crash.
The 2.9 million-vehicle recall covers certain 2013-19 Escapes, 2013-18 C-Maxes, 2013-16 Fusions, 2013-21 Transit Connects and 2015-18 Edges. Ford is aware of six reports alleging property damage and 1,630 warranty reports.
The action comes after a group of 17 Republican attorneys general last month sued the EPA over its decision to reissue a waiver allowing California to set its own auto tailpipe rules and zero-emission vehicle mandates that are more stringent than federal standards.