2012 Ford Fiesta

Ford Recalls Recent Fiesta, Fusion, Lincoln MKZ For Door-Latch Issue
Ford Recalls Recent Fiesta, Fusion, Lincoln MKZ For Door-Latch Issue

Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] is recalling about 390,000 vehicles from the 2012 through 2014 model years for an issue with the door latches. CHECK OUT: The Lowest-Rated Cars Of 2015 According to Ford, a “broken pawl spring tab” could either prevent the door from latching or allow the...Read More»

2013 Ford Fiesta
2011-2013 Ford Fiesta Investigated For Faulty Door Latches

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of Ford Fiesta vehicles from the 2011-2013 model years. According to consumer complaints, some of those vehicles may have been built with faulty door latches, which could allow the doors to open while the vehicle is in...Read More»

2013 Ford Fiesta
2011-2013 Ford Fiesta Recall Issued For Side Airbag Problem

Ford is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2011 through 2013 model year Fiesta subcompact cars to fix a problem with the side airbag. A notice posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website indicates that an estimated 154,604 Fiestas in the United States...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
2012's Best Small Cars For Less Than $20,000

If you're shopping for a new car, it's likely to be smaller than the vehicle it will replace. SUVs are still popular, no doubt--but high gas prices and new entries like the Focus, Elantra, and Cruze alike are changing the makeup of America's new-car fleet. Size isn't the only factor changing hearts...Read More»

Ford Driving Skills For Life
Ford’s Driving Skills For Life Trains Teens To Become Safer Drivers

With high school proms and graduation coming up, parents are likely to relax the rules and give their teens more latitude and driving privileges. Yet the fact is that a 16-year-old is ten times more likely to become involved in a crash as an adult driver, and crashes are the number one killer of...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic, New York City launch event, October 2011
Kelley Blue Book Highlights Fuel-Sipper Cars With 5-Year Ownership Costs Under $30,000

With gasoline prices on the rise and summer travel months right around the corner, families looking to save money on new vehicle purchases over the long run have some excellent choices. Kelley Blue Book (KBB) highlights some of the most fuel-efficient small cars with a total cost of ownership (TCO)...Read More»

2012 Ford Explorer
Ford Plummets In Consumer Reports Survey

Automakers keep a close eye on reliability surveys, and the results from Consumer Reports’ 2011 Annual Car Reliability Survey is disappointing, at best, for Ford Motor Company. Releasing its findings today, the publication said that Ford slipped 10 places, from 10th place last year to 20th...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500 IIHS crash testing
2012 Fiat 500 Is An IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2012 Fiat 500 has earned Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), signifying that it’s scored a rating of “good” (the agency’s highest) in frontal offset and side impact crash testing, as well as in roof strength testing. Top Safety...Read More»

Ford and Instagram #Fiestagram Photo Competition
Win A Ford Fiesta In The Ford, Instagram #Fiestagram Contest

Would you like a new Ford Fiesta? Do you own an iPhone? Do you happen to live in Europe? If you answered "yes" to all three of those questions, we've got good news for you. Ford has partnered with the popular photo-sharing app, Instagram, to launch the #Fiestagram Photo Competition. Instagram users...Read More»

Joel Interviewing Scott Monty
Video: Interview With Ford's Scott Monty At The 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

Yesterday we had the opportunity to chat with Ford's social media lead Scott Monty at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. Scott is not only leading the charge when it comes to Ford's social media, but is also a recognized leader in the social media industry as a whole. During the interview Scott gives...Read More»

TCC Best Car to Buy 2011
TCC's Best Car to Buy 2011 Nominees: Sedans and Wagons

Work trucks aside, the heart of the U.S. new-car market is for sedans, hatchbacks and wagons under $50,000. TheCarConnection's Best Car to Buy 2011 award will pick one vehicle from among the 40 new or significantly revised cars, crossovers, SUVs and minivans to hit the road this model year. And for...Read More»

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Why You Should Follow A Company On Twitter

Twitter has taken the world by storm. Some consider Twitter as making it or hitting the big time back in the spring of 2009. That is when Twitter hit Oprah. Around the same time Ashton Kutcher and CNN were in a war as to who could reach 1 million followers first. Many companies have flocked to...Read More»

Old Spice campaign featuring Isaiah Mustafa
Forbes Names Top 20 Social Media Campaigns: How Many Automakers Made The Cut?

Last week, Forbes ran a feature on the top 20 social media campaigns of all time. Some on the list were shoo-ins, like the recent Old Spice video series featuring Isaiah Mustafa. Others -- like the number one winner -- came out of left field. And a few raised eyebrows, like Target's "Bullseye...Read More»

Roger Penske
Penske Is Feeling Very Anti-Social Media

New technology always comes with its share of detractors. Renaissance Brits hated the fork. Silent film vamp Clara Bow hated talkies. And now, Penske Automotive Group has taken a stand against social media. In a brief interview with Automotive News,  the company's vice president of business...Read More»

2011 Toyota Auris Hybrid - European model
Video: Toyota Auris Hybrid Takes Test Driving To The Web

Debuting a new car is tricky business: timing and placement is everything. Traditionally, launches have taken place at major auto shows, accompanied by dry ice, booming techno, and saucy, sexy dancers. But over the past couple of years, we've seen models making grand entrances on Facebook and other...Read More»

2010 MAMA Rally: Signs of Spring, Family Car Values

Spring Collection:  Unbridled Family Cars Evaluated On May 26th, they appeared.  Yellow signs that spring had sprung popped up along Wisconsin's Sheboygan County roadsides.  These curious yellow banners had big black arrows and the letters: MAMA, MAMA, MAMA.  Who is MAMA and why did the arrows...Read More»

Screencap from video by Swedish newspaper Daagens Industri
Clueless Or Desperate? Swedish Newspaper Ridicules Social Media Via Social Media

Look, we freely admit that social media marketing departments can get a little carried away. It probably has something to do with (a) their heady blend of type-A personalities and (b) their profound conviction that folks in the real world really, really want to hear what they have to say. Toss all...Read More»

App preview from Ford & U Mich's 'Cloud Computing in the Commute' project
Driving In The Cloud: Ford, UM Show Off New Apps For Your Car

Some people believe that electric vehicles will reshape the auto industry. Others think fuel cells are the game-changer. The funny thing is: they're both completely wrong. The biggest shake-up in the auto industry won't come from under the hood. It'll come from the dashboard, and it'll leverage the...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 engine
Ford Ramping Up Powertrain Revamp For 2010

Just ahead of the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, Ford has announced nine new engines and six new transmissions due to hit the market in 2010. Part of a five-year push to introduce 60 new powertrains, the new engines include a 2.0-liter direct-injection engine that will find its way into the 2012 Ford...Read More»

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