Ford Motor Company

Ford CEO Mark Fields ousted in favor of self-driving car exec
Ford CEO Mark Fields ousted in favor of self-driving car exec

It's the end of an era, albeit a short one: this morning, Ford Motor Company announced the conclusion of CEO Mark Fields' three-year run. Instead of launching a lengthy hunt for a new executive, the automaker is promoting its self-driving car chief, Jim Hackett, to the top role. Fields' unexpected...Read More»

U.S. patent #9,211,932 for a self-propelled unicycle, conceived by Ford Global Technologies
Ford Patent Could Transform Your Car Into A Unicycle

No doubt about it: the world of transportation is undergoing major changes right now, thanks to electrification, battery improvements, and propulsion systems that rely on elements like hydrogen to power vehicles. The sorts of vehicles we use are changing, too. A new patent from Ford hints at a...Read More»

2016 Ford Mustang
Recalled: 2016 Ford Mustang, 2009-2010 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX

Ford Motor Company has issued three recalls affecting roughly 131,000 vehicles worldwide, with most registered in the U.S. While two of the recalls are for 2016 model-year vehicles, the largest recall affects SUVs from 2009 and 2010. CHECK OUT: Victory For Shade-Tree Mechanics & Coders! Feds...Read More»

2015 Ford F-150
2015 Ford F-150: IIHS Gives Aluminum Body Mixed Crash Test Scores & Says It's 26% Pricier To Repair

This morning, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released crash test scores for the new, aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 pickup. Among the results, there's good news and bad news for fans of America's best-loved vehicle. First, the good news: IIHS says that the F-150's new aluminum body...Read More»

2016 Ford Explorer
2015-2016 Ford Explorer, 2015 Ford Taurus, Flex, 2015 Lincoln MKS, MKT Recalled To Fix Parking Brake

Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for select, late-model crossovers and sedans, including the 2015-2016 Ford Explorer, 2015 Ford Taurus, 2015 Ford Flex, and 2015 models of the Lincoln MKS and MKT. The recall affects nearly 8,000 vehicles and stems from an issue with the parking brake. The...Read More»

Supreme Court of the United States (2010)
Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Cases From Fiat Chrysler & Ford

In two separate rulings -- or rather, non-rulings -- the Supreme Court of the United States had dealt smackdowns to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ford Motor Company. According to Detroit News, SCOTUS refused to hear a case from FCA regarding the re-opening of dealerships shuttered in the wake of...Read More»

2015 Ford Mustang
Recalls: Ford Flex, Fusion, Mustang, Taurus; Lincoln MKS, MKT, MKZ; Mercury Milan

Ford Motor Company has issued two recalls affecting more than 440,000 vehicles, most of which roam the roads of the U.S. and Canada. READ: Insurer: Braking Style ‘Highly Predictive’ Of Accident Risk RECALL #1: 2011-2013 Ford Flex, Taurus; 2011-2013 Lincoln MKS, MKT; 2011-2012 Ford...Read More»

2013 Ford Focus Electric
Like Tesla & BMW, Ford Is Sharing Electric Car Technology With Rivals

In June of 2014, Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk did something highly unusual: he unlocked Tesla's patent box and offered to share the company's electric car technology with other automakers. The following month, BMW did the same thing. ALSO SEE: Fiat Chrysler's Sergio Marchionne Wanted To Merge With...Read More»

2015 Ford F-150
2015 Ford F-150 Recalled To Fix Flawed Steering: 12,328 Trucks Affected

Ford Motor Company is recalling more than 12,300 F-150 pickups from the 2015 model year. According to a press release from the automaker, some of those vehicles may have been improperly assembled, and as a result, owners could have trouble steering their trucks. The problem is rooted in the...Read More»

Police car with headlights on
Ford Develops New Way Of Tracking Police Actions To Save Lives & Boost Public Confidence

America's police have an image problem. As kids, many of us are introduced to Officer Friendly, and we're taught that police are forces for good. But as we get older, we read headlines about racial profiling, we see officers set up speed traps, we hear about entire departments outsourcing traffic...Read More»

Biometric driver identification system, patented by Ford (application #20140285216)
Ford Files High-Tech Patent That Could Eliminate Keys & Start Cars With Fingerprints

No one likes passwords. We keep jumbles of them in our head -- usually two or three standards, plus a string of variations to suit the whims of allegedly "safer" websites with 12-character-minimums. We can get chastised, locked out, or all-together blocked while trying to remember the particular...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Ford Is Developing A New Line Of Hybrids To Take On The Toyota Prius

When it comes to alternative vehicles, no automaker can match Toyota's success on the sales floor. Although Honda beat Toyota to the hybrid punch a decade-and-a-half ago, the Toyota Prius ran away with shoppers' hearts (and wallets), ultimately delivering a death blow to the Honda Insight. Now...Read More»

Solar canopy at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan
Ford Harnesses The Sun's Power For An Impressive Employee Perk

It's hard out there for an employer -- especially for established companies that play by old-school rules. Just when you think you've got everyone set up with "newfangled" amenities like daycare, retirement plans, and gender-neutral restrooms, along comes some snazzy start-up offering foosball...Read More»

2014 Ford Escape
Ford Adds 101,000 Vehicles To Recall List: Ford Edge, Escape, Flex, Taurus; Lincoln MKS, MKT, MKX

Ford Motor Company has issued six new recalls -- some big, some small -- for roughly 101,000 North American vehicles. According to Detroit News, the recalls affect a wide range of passenger and commercial models: RECALL #1: 2012-2014 Ford Edge; 2013-2014 Ford Ford Flex, Police Interceptor, Taurus;...Read More»

Ford Motor Company's Jim Farley
Ford's Jim Farley Apologizes For Claiming, "We Know What You’re Doing"

Dennis Rodman isn't the only person suffering from foot-in-mouth disease this week. Jim Farley, Ford's Global VP for Marketing and Sales, succumbed to it, too, and now, he's trying his best to recover. Farley began to show symptoms on Wednesday night at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas...Read More»

2015 Ford Mustang GT
Ford Likely To Finish 2013 As America's #1 Brand (Again)

Ford Motor Company expects to finish the year as the best-selling auto brand in the U.S., but will it? Ford is a popular brand to be sure, but in terms of sales volume, it can't compete with larger companies like Toyota and General Motors -- at least not on a global scale. But if we just focus on...Read More»

The 2014 Corvette Stingray poses with the 1953 Corvette - image: GM Corp
Google: Tesla, Ford, Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Volt Are Most-Searched Autos Of 2013

No doubt about it: 2013 was Tesla's year. Thanks to strong sales, ongoing court battles, and a few headline-grabbing pyrotechnics, Tesla has been on the tip of everyone's tongue. But don't just take our word for it: take Google's. According to the 800-pound search-engine gorilla, Tesla was the...Read More»

Ford Trends Report 2013  -  10 Microtrends
Former Apple Exec: Tesla Leading A Dealership Transformation

Will Tesla Motors [NSDQ: TSLA] change the way we all buy cars? There might be plenty of naysayers about the company and their sales methods, but it’s especially noteworthy when you have a global strategic planning expert, at the panel of another automaker that’s entrenched in the...Read More»

2014 Lincoln MKZ
2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Recalled For Transmission Flaw

Hot on the heels of yesterday's twin recalls of the 2013 Ford Escape, Ford Motor Company has issued a new recall for 2013 and 2014 models of the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. According to Detroit News, the sedan suffers from a problem with its transmission, which could allow the vehicle to roll after being...Read More»

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