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Ford Fiesta, Focus owners sue over faulty transmissions
Ford Fiesta, Focus owners sue over faulty transmissions

Ford Fiesta and Focus owners are so unhappy with the PowerShift transmissions in their cars, they're taking the automaker to court. Sadly, it won't be the first time that Ford has been sued over the dual-clutch transmission, which was first installed in new vehicles back in 2010. Previous cases...Read More»

2017 Mazda 3
2017 Ford Focus vs. 2017 Mazda 3: Compare Cars

Like to drive, but live on a budget? We have good news. Compact sedan and hatchback models have quickly evolved recently, shedding their staid appearance and miserly demeanor for something much more interesting—including better-trimmed interiors, and feature sets appealing for long-distance...Read More»

2016 Ford Focus RS
2013-17 Ford Focus, 2014 Ford Transit Connect recalled: over 75,000 vehicles affected

This morning, Ford issued two recalls affecting more than 75,000 vehicles, most of which are registered in the U.S. RECALL #1: 2013-17 Ford Focus hatchback and Ford Focus RS UNITS AFFECTED: 64,038 in the U.S. and 9,877 in Canada This recall stems from a software glitch that allows hatchbacks to...Read More»

2015 Ford Mustang GT
Ford adds 1.5 million vehicles to door latch recall: Escape, Focus, Mustang, Lincoln MKC, more

One month ago, Ford recalled nearly 830,000 vehicles to fix a problem with their door latches. This morning, the automaker added 1.5 million additional Ford and Lincoln cars, crossovers, and vans to that recall--most of them registered in the U.S. The underlying issue in these new vehicles remains...Read More»

2015 Ford Mustang GT
Ford Mustang, Escape, Focus, C-MAX, Transit Connect, Lincoln MKC recalled: 830,000 vehicles affected

Ford is recalling nearly 830,000 vehicles registered in North America to replace their side-door latches. According to the automaker, the recall is currently limited to warmer and/or sunnier states, as reports of latch failures have been higher in those areas. The problem with the door latches is...Read More»

2013 Ford Focus
2012-2013 Ford Focus Front & Center In NHTSA Door-Latch Probe

The past 12 months haven't been kind to Ford's door latches. In March of 2015, the automaker recalled about 212,000 Explorer SUVs from 2011-2013 to replace latches that could pop open during collisions. Two months later, 156,000 Ford Fiesta, Fusion, and Lincoln MKZ models from 2012, 2013, and 2014...Read More»

2015 Ford Focus
2015 Ford Focus, Escape, C-Max Recalled To Ensure That Engines Turn Off

Ford Motor Company is recalling more than 432,000 Focus, Escape, and C-Max vehicles from the 2015 model year. According to the automaker, some of those vehicles suffer from a software glitch that could allow engines to keep running, even after drivers turn them off. ALSO SEE: Will Scion iA, iM Be...Read More»

2015 Ford F-150
Ford Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, Edge, Escape, F-150, Lincoln MKZ Included In Massive Recall

This morning, Ford has issued four separate recalls affecting nearly 600,000 Ford and Lincoln vehicles in North America. RECALL #1: 2013-15 Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ; 2015 Ford Edge UNITS AFFECTED: 487,301 registered in the U.S., 31,012 registered in Canada This is by far the largest of Ford's four...Read More»

2014 Ford Focus
2012-2014 Ford Focus TSB: Clogged By Spiders

Ford has issued a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) on 2012-2014 Focus vehicles for problems with slow fueling and constant fuel nozzle shut-off. MUST SEE: How To Kill Your Car Ford Motor Company has found that on some of these vehicles, the fresh air vent hose for the EVAP emissions system canister...Read More»

2015 Ford Focus, 2014 New York Auto Show
2015 Ford Focus Video: New York Auto Show

The Ford Focus is the world’s best selling car—and it was The Car Connection’s Best Car To Buy 2012. After a few years, the Focus is still one of our favorite compact cars, either as a hatchback or a sedan. It handles well, looks great, and has one of the sportiest compact models...Read More»

2013 Ford Focus
2013 Ford Focus: Five Stars, And One Of The Safest Compact Cars

The 2013 Ford Focus has earned an excellent five-star score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)—which, when factored together with its Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), ranks it soundly in the top tier for U.S...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Focus Video Road Test

There's no question the compact car class is one of the competitive segments right now. With new entries such as the Dodge Dart and Hyundai Elantra. Ford recently launched an all-new Focus to compete against the stiff competition, but how does it stack up? That's the question we aim to answer in...Read More»

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Patriot Acts: The Most Important American Cars Of The Past 25 Years

When history takes a look at the brand-new cars (and trucks) of the past 25 years, it won't be kind to many of them. So many nameplates failed to launch, a whole dealership in a parallel universe could be filled with the copies that went quietly to fleet sales or corporate use. That parking lot...Read More»

Ford Focus ST, launched at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show
2013 Ford Focus ST Priced From $24,495, Order Books Open

If you've been waiting for Ford's latest high-performance take on the Focus, the ST, the wait is (nearly) over: the order books are open, and prices start from $24,495. And if you're one of the early adopters, you'll even get a free GoPro HD Hero2 Motorsports Edition camera. The 2013 Ford Focus ST...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Five-Door
2012 Ford Focus Recalled For Windshield Wiper Problem

Ford is recalling over 140,000 Focus vehicles from the 2012 model year. The recall stems from a problem that could affect the functionality of one of the car's windshield wipers. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the flaw in the Focus has been traced...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Focus: Recall Alert

Ford is recalling certain 2012 model year Ford Focus compact cars over potentially faulty windshield wipers. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential units at 140,310. Affected vehicles were manufactured at Ford’s Michigan...Read More»

Ford's Drive One 4 UR School program
Ford & Its Dealers Aim To Raise $1 Million For High Schools

Automotive advertising is big business -- in fact, no one burns through quite as many marketing dollars as car companies do. Add on the amounts spent by individual dealerships, and you're looking at a whole lot of dough. Some of those campaigns are laughable. Others are admittedly a little...Read More»

2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport
2013 Lexus GS 350 Reviewed, Porsche Recall, Chevy Camaro 1LE: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Porsche and BMW issued recalls while Lexus considers production of the LF-LC Concept. Ford teased a new Explorer model for 2013 and the Opel Ampera won a road rally. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Here's why texting isn't safe...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Sedan and Hatchback
2012 Ford Focus, Toyota Prius Win Best Car To Buy Awards

Family car buyers looking for an attractive, fuel-efficient and comfortable vehicle have three clear winners from the three vehicles just named Best Car To Buy from TheCarConnection and GreenCarReports: the 2012 Ford Focus, and the 2012 Toyota Prius V wagon and 2012 Prius Plug-In Hybrid...Read More»

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