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Ford's Alan Mulally Could Move To Microsoft: Is This A Good Thing? For Whom?
Ford's Alan Mulally Could Move To Microsoft: Is This A Good Thing? For Whom?

Microsoft is looking for a new CEO. As longtime head honcho Steve Ballmer prepares to step down, the teetering tech giant has narrowed its list of potential replacements to about five names. On that list: Ford CEO Alan Mulally. Let's put aside the question of whether Mulally would actually take the...Read More»

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After 88 Years, Ford Stops Making Cars In Australia

1925 was a pretty big year. It saw the birth of John DeLorean, Paul Newman, Johnny Carson, and Dick Van Dyke. F. Scott Fitzgerald published The Great Gatsby in 1925, and Adolf Hitler published Mein Kampf. And in Australia, Ford Motor Company began building Model Ts for eager drivers. Today, Ford...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost
Ford Owners File Lawsuit, Claim EcoBoost Engine Loses Power During Acceleration

Late last year, Ford owners made headlines when they sued the automaker over inaccurate fuel economy claims for the Fusion Hybrid and C-Max Hybrid. According to the Detroit News, Ford now has another lawsuit on its hands -- this time, over its acclaimed EcoBoost engine. The suit has been filed by...Read More»

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Ford Launches Contest For Apps That Boost Fuel Economy

Ford marketing honcho Jim Farley recently gave the keynote address at the 2013 New York Auto Show. While speaking about changes in the auto industry caused by shifts in demographics (e.g. Millennials) and mindsets (e.g. connectivity), he also announced a new app contest. That contest -- dubbed the...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
Ford Stock Price Falls: Is It The Apple Of Cars?

If you're the sort of person who enjoys similes, you could spend a lot of time comparing today's car companies to Apple. Like Apple, for example, General Motors came back from the brink of ruin to become a leader in the industry once more. Toyota followed the same path in the wake of 2010's...Read More»

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Will Your Next Car Run On Hydrogen? Ford, Mercedes, Nissan Partner On Fuel Cell Tech

We live in interesting times. (Which is a good thing, by the way, and not a Chinese curse after all.) We are witnessing the long, slow death of automobiles that run on fossil fuels. It may take decades for those vehicles to cycle out of favor, but there's little doubt that the next big thing is...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
Ford Stands Firm On Fusion, C-Max Fuel Economy Claims: UPDATED

UPDATED: See below* U.S. headlines were still focused on Hyundai and Kia's fuel-economy flubs when folks on the internet turned their attention to the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid and C-Max Hybrid. Both vehicles have been criticized in the press for not meeting their advertised fuel efficiency, and now...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Fusion, Escape Get Software Update To Fix Fire Flaw

New and redesigned models occasionally stumble getting out of the gate. Sometimes, they have trouble finding the right tone for their marketing campaigns (as was initially the case for the Chevrolet Volt). Other times, real-world conditions reveal mechanical, electrical, or design flaws, which can...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
Ford Has Biggest Third Quarter Ever, Thanks To U.S. Sales

Ford Motor Company has announced its best-ever third quarter, with pre-tax profits totaling nearly $2.2 billion. There are a lot of people to thank for those results, but North American shoppers are at the top of the list. In North America alone, Ford saw pre-tax revenue of over $2.3 billion -- a...Read More»

Screencap from the Ford Warriors in Pink breast cancer documentary, BANG THE DRUM
Ford Warriors In Pink Debuts Film Of Breast Cancer Survivors

For 18 years, Ford Motor Company has been committed to the fight against breast cancer. Recently, Ford Warriors in Pink, the automaker's official program dedicated to promoting awareness of the disease, took the wraps off its first-ever documentary on the subject. The 14-minute video is called Bang...Read More»

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Ford Debuts 'Drive 4 UR Community' To Raise Funds For Charity

You've probably heard about Ford's "Drive One 4 UR School" program, which has raised over $12 million for high schools across the country since 2007. Now, the automaker is rolling out a similar program for charities called "Drive 4 UR Community". In fact, the two programs are almost identical...Read More»

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GM Unlikes Facebook, Ford & Chrysler Are Still Besties

About half of all Americans use Facebook, and yet, just days before the company launches one of the most eagerly anticipated IPOs in recent memory, General Motors has pulled all advertising from the network. This isn't especially surprising. GM's head marketing honcho, Joel Ewanick, has long been a...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Ford Beefs Up Production By Cutting Down On Summer Break

The U.S. auto market is booming. As of April 30, automakers had sold more than 4.6 million vehicles -- a 10.3% increase over the previous year. Like many car companies, Ford is working overtime to keep pace with demand. Ford's sales are running nearly 5% above 2011, fueled largely by the...Read More»

2013 Lincoln MKZ
Lincoln Boosts Customer Service, Adds 24/7 Luxury Concierge

Ford has taken heat from critics and consumers who claim that the company hasn't done enough to distinguish its Lincoln brand. If you're one of those folks, perk up: Ford has heard your complaints, and it's launching two new initiatives that should give Lincoln the luxury veneer it needs. The...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
Ford, Hyundai Ace Loyalty Studies From Polk, J.D. Power

Customer retention is a huge focus in the automotive world -- in fact, earlier this week at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, General Motors' Mark Reuss listed it among his top three priorities*. However, two recent studies show that Ford and Hyundai currently do the best job of keeping customers in the...Read More»

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2001-2002 Ford Escape Recalled For Potential Fire Hazard

Hot on the heels of recalling the Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans, Ford Motor Company has issued another recall -- this time for the Ford Escape SUV. A bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explains that the Escape recall is due to a faulty brake master...Read More»

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2004-2005 Ford Freestar, Mercury Monterey Recalled For Crash Risk

Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for the Ford Freestar minivan and its twin, the Mercury Monterey. The recall affects 205,896 vehicles from the 2004 and 2005 model years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the torque converter output shaft in...Read More»

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Chrysler, Ford, Toyota Score 100% On LGBT Workplace Equality (Updated)

UPDATED: One of our contacts at GM wrote in with a couple of important clarifications. See the note below. The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights, and for ten years, the organization has been ranking companies on their...Read More»

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2011 Ford F-150 & Other F-Series Models Recalled For Transmission Flaw

Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for 2011 models of its popular F-150 pickup, as well as 2012 vehicles from the F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 lines. The recall centers around a problem with the brake shift interlock switch, which could increase the risk of a crash. In a nutshell, the flaw...Read More»

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