Ford Motor Company

Sign Up For Ford's 'Escape Routes' Challenge, Starring The Ford Escape
Sign Up For Ford's 'Escape Routes' Challenge, Starring The Ford Escape

Ford is looking for a few good men and women for its next Amazing Race-style competition called "Escape Routes", featuring the all-new Ford Escape. If you and a friend think you've got what it takes -- and you've both got six weeks to spare -- keep reading for details on how to apply. According to...Read More»

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Would You Buy A Car That You Drove In A Video Game? Ford Thinks So

Pop in nearly any video game these days, and you're likely to see a slew of ads. In racing games like Forza Motorsport 4 and Gran Turismo 5, some of those ads come in the form of real-world vehicles you can drive on the virtual track. For over 15 years, companies have been trying to get the hang of...Read More»

Ford Kuga Concept
2013 Ford Escape Debuts Hands-Free Liftgate Using Motion-Sensing Technology

When the all-new 2013 Ford Escape small SUV debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show in two weeks, it will showcase a handy feature that many busy parents can appreciate: a hands-free power liftgate. Who among us hasn’t fumbled in purse or pocket looking for the key fob to open the trunk while...Read More»

Ford Kuga Concept
2013 Ford Escape Uses Video Game Tech For Hands-Free Liftgate: Video

If you've ever found yourself carrying a load of groceries in the rain and cursed under your breath while fumbling for the key fob to open your car's liftgate, we have great news: the 2013 Ford Escape will let you open that gate with a simple gesture, meaning that your keys can stay in your pocket...Read More»

Ford Social Badges
Ford Introduces Social Badges

Ford says it's on a mission to celebrate the people who love Ford. In an effort to share the enthusiasm, Ford has created social badges for your pleasure. The badges are similar in concept to what you would earn on the location-based social media network, Foursquare. Only Ford's version isn't part...Read More»

Ford Explorer LEGOLAND
Lego My Ford Explorer: Florida Theme Park To Feature Family SUV

No, you can’t buy it, but the kids will love it anyway. What is it? It’s the Ford Explorer Legoland, a one-of-a-kind Explorer constructed from more than 380,000 Lego bricks. The visually-arresting red Legoland Florida edition Explorer took more than 2,500 hours to create and will...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster
Hyundai Aces Brand Loyalty Study; Toyota, Ford Make The Top 100

The good news -- for Hyundai fans, at least -- is that the Korean automaker has driven to the top ten of Brand Keys' Customer Loyalty Leaders Index for a second year in a row. The bad news is that of the hundreds of brands that Brand Keys studied, no other car company broke the top 50, and just...Read More»

All-new 2012 Ford Focus Electric
2012 Ford Focus Electric Only Available In California And New York In 2011

Buyers looking to bring the 2012 Ford Focus Electric home to the family garage are going to be out of luck until next spring, unless they live in California or New York. The slow Ford rollout of the Focus Electric has been confirmed by David Finnegan, Ford’s Electrified Vehicles Marketing...Read More»

OnStar Family Link
Need To Keep Tabs On Your Teen? OnStar Could Soon Help

Parents of teenagers have it rough -- the backtalk, the defiance, the growth spurts. Perhaps worst of all is having to worry about young, inexperienced drivers, but General Motors is working on an update to OnStar that could put parents' minds at ease. GM is testing a new OnStar service called...Read More»

Ford SYNC
Ford Drops The Price Of SYNC To End Distracted Driving

A string of new studies have shown that when it comes to cars, shoppers love high-tech options -- particularly those involving navigation and infotainment features. That may explain why Ford has decided to cut the price of its popular SYNC telematics system. The $100 discount will make SYNC a $295...Read More»

2004 Ford F-150 Lariat
Ford Recalls 1.1 Million Trucks For Fuel Tank Flaw

Ford Motor Company is issuing a major recall for pickup trucks from its popular F-150 and F-250 lines, as well as the Lincoln Blackwood. At issue is a problem with the models' fuel tank straps, which could result in fuel tanks separating from affected vehicles and, potentially, start fires. The...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Focus Sales Dashed By Component Problem: Report

By all accounts, the 2012 Ford Focus is a sales success. Just a few months after the car’s launch, it’s become the best-selling passenger car in Ford’s lineup, and inventory is often sold before it hits the dealer’s showroom. Still, Chevy sold 3,500 more units of its rival...Read More»

2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Ford Touts Reliability Of Fusion Hybrid, Escape Hybrid

Here’s an interesting fact that may just help you win a trivia challenge someday: your odds of experiencing an issue with a battery cell in a Ford hybrid are 8.5 million to 1. Those are the same odds as being struck by lightning – twice. Ford wants consumers to know that its hybrid...Read More»

2009 Ford Ranger Sport
Ford Recalls Ranger, Excursion, E-Series, F-Series For Lighting Flaw

Ford Motor Company is issuing a recall for Ford Ranger trucks from the 2004 - 2011 model year. Also included in the recall are the 2002 - 2005 Ford Excursion and (so far as we can tell*) 2002 - 2007 models from the E-Series and F-Series lineups (E-250/F-250 and higher). At issue is a faulty slider...Read More»

2007 Ford Five Hundred
2007 Ford Five Hundred, Mercury Montego: Recall Alert

Ford Motor Company is recalling some 3,000 2007 model year Ford Five Hundred and Mercury Montego sedans to replace the fuel tanks. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) lists the potential number of affected units at 2,945. The 2007 Ford Five Hundred and Mercury...Read More»

2007 Ford Five Hundred SEL
2007 Ford Five Hundred, 2007 Mercury Montego Models Recalled

Ford has announced a voluntary safety recall of 2,945 Ford Five Hundred and Mercury Montego vehicles built from September 5, 2006 through September 11, 2006. Certain units may have been built with inconsistent welds between the fuel tank and the fuel filler neck; as a result, the welds may not hold...Read More»

Texting while driving
Ford Is First To Support Cell Phone Ban. Will Sync Sales Soar?

Yesterday, Ford announced its support of a federal law banning the use of handheld cell phones by drivers. It's the first automaker to do so, and as a result, it's received praise from advocacy groups. But the clever move also offers Ford some advantages in showrooms, too. Background The "Safe...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Adaptive Cruise Control Available For Ford Focus, Just Not Here

In Europe, buyers of the 2012 Ford Focus can equip their cars with adaptive cruise control. Once found exclusively on luxury cars, the technology has decreased in cost to the point where offering it on mainstream C-segment vehicles can be done profitably. That’s not to say that all adaptive...Read More»

YouGov Impression scores for International, Domestic, Mid-Market, and Luxury cars, May & June 2011
Study: Detroit's Image Dinged, Foreign & Luxury Autos Shine

Last week, we reported on June auto sales stats, which showed big gains for America's Big Three, as well as for German and Korean marques. But a new survey from YouGov hints that Detroit's triumphs may be short-lived if automakers don't begin to address some serious image problems. YouGov is a...Read More»

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