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Owners Sue Ford Over MyFord Touch Infotainment Flaws
Owners Sue Ford Over MyFord Touch Infotainment Flaws

The MyFord Touch infotainment system has been a mixed blessing for Ford. On the one hand, it's become hugely popular with consumers. In fact, roughly 80 percent of new-car shoppers shell out for it. That's meant huge profits for America's best-loved company. On the other hand, not everyone's a fan...Read More»

2014 Ford Fiesta ST
Forget Amazon & Lowe's: Ford Is The Top Brand In America

Ford has done it: the Detroit automaker is now the best-perceived brand in the U.S. -- not just among car companies, but among all companies. That news comes from marketing research firm YouGov. Every day of the week, its workers speak to 5,000 Americans, gauging public opinion on 1,100 of the...Read More»

Star Wars-themed Ford Fiesta for 'Course of the Force'
Before Comic Con, Ford Uses The Force To Help Raise Funds

Since the 1970s, San Diego's Comic Con has entertained fans of science fiction, fantasy, anime, and, of course, comics. However, few Americans knew much about the convention until recently, as nerd culture has gone mainstream. (We blame the Bronies.) In fact, Comic Con is now so big that it...Read More»

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The 10 States Most (And Least) Likely To Buy "American"

Americans have conflicting ideas about what makes a car truly "American". According to an AutoTrader survey released last year, "a vehicle that is made in the U.S. by a foreign automaker is more likely to be seen as 'American made' (57 percent) than one from a U.S. automaker that was built outside...Read More»

2014 Ford F-150 Tremor
2014 Ford F-150 Tremor: EcoBoost Goes Short-Bed, Short-Cab

The latest addition to the Ford F-150 lineup is the Tremor, a new sport truck coming in the 2014 model year. Ford showed off the new truck today in Dearborn, one of the first models confirmed for the 2014 F-150 lineup. The name Tremor's been applied to Ford trucks and SUVs in the past. In the...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150
Ford F-150 Is The 'Most American' Vehicle, But Toyota Camry Is A Close Second

In today's increasingly connected world, we often ask ourselves, "What do national borders mean?" Companies like Coke and Sony do business around the globe, and anyone who's been on Facebook knows that we often have more in common with folks on the other side of the planet than with our next-door...Read More»

2013 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study brand rankings
J.D. Power: The Stuff That Car Owners Hate Usually Can't Be Fixed

J.D. Power has just released its highly anticipated 2013 Initial Quality Study, and on the whole, it contains plenty of good news for consumers and automakers alike. However, it also signals a major shift in the way that we relate to our vehicles and what we expect of them. The study is based on...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Energi  -  Driven, June 2013
2013 Ford C-Max Energi: Driven

The 2013 Ford C-Max Energi is a plug-in hybrid. But if you keep your trip lengths relatively short, and get in the habit of plugging in at home and perhaps at work, it does a really good job pretending it's an all-electric car. Selecting the Energi's 'EV Now' mode, we managed to do a 20-mile...Read More»

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Ford Teen Driving Survey: Guys Speed, Girls Talk

With vehicle crashes the leading cause of death among teens, a new teen driving survey looks at teen driving practices, behaviors and perceptions – and shows some surprising (and not so surprising) results. Conducted for Ford by Penn Schoen Berland, the study involved 500 teens aged 15...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
2013 Ford Fusion Recalled For Steering Clip Flaw

Ford is recalling about 20 of its mid-size 2013 Ford Fusion sedans to fix a defect in the steering clip. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website identifies the build dates for the recall population as April 19 through April 23, 2013. The problem According to...Read More»

2013 Ford Explorer Sport
Ford Recalls 390,783 Vehicles For Potential Fuel Leaks

Ford is recalling a total of 390,783 Ford and Lincoln vehicles in the U.S. and federalized territories for potential fuel leaks. Worldwide, the number of vehicles affected is about 465,000 vehicles. Included in the recall in the U.S. are certain 2013 Ford Fusion mid-size sedans, Taurus full-size...Read More»

Ford F-150 EcoBoost Engine Teardown
In Wake Of Lawsuits, NHTSA Investigates Ford EcoBoost Engine

Earlier this month, we told you about three Ohio motorists who are suing Ford over its six-cylinder EcoBoost engine. As with a similar lawsuit filed in Louisiana, the drivers claim that the EcoBoost's problem goes far beyond mere turbo lag, leaving their vehicles with reduced power for extended...Read More»

Briarwood Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma, two days after being destroyed by a tornado
One Week Later: Automakers Show Support For Oklahoma

On Monday, May 20, a tornado touched down in the town of Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City. Tornadoes are a fact of life in the Midwest, but this one was far from ordinary -- a fact proven by the numbers we use to describe it: 200 mph winds, 1.3 miles wide, a path of destruction 17 miles long, 377...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»

2013 Ford Fusion Energi
2013 Ford Fusion Energi Earns NHTSA Five-Star Safety Rating

The mid-size 2013 Ford Fusion lineup boasts an additional entry in the top safety ratings arena as the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid earns a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 2013 Ford Fusion and the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid have...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»

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
Ford Hybrid Sales Soar, Giving Toyota A Run For Its Money

Last week, we posted the U.S. auto sales stats for April, and the numbers were especially good for Detroit. Ford's performance was strongest of all, with the company boasting nearly 18% growth. Ford's figures were helped by its lineup of fuel-efficient rides, including hybrids like the C-Max and...Read More»

Ford 'Video Snacks' bring vehicle features directly to consumers
Ford Feeds Shoppers 'Video Snacks' To Explain New Car Features

Perhaps more than any other automaker, Ford understands the challenges of explaining technology to customers. Its own MyFord Touch and SYNC systems have caused the company's initial quality rankings to plummet because owners don't understand how all the bells and whistles work. Now, Ford has...Read More»

2013 Ford Flex
GM, Ford To Build Nine-, Ten-Speed Automatics Together

General Motors and Ford will partner to build a new generation of automatic transmissions--nine-speed and ten-speed automatics that the companies will use to boost fuel economy across their lineups. The U.S. automatic have worked together in the past to engineer automatic transmissions, to reduce...Read More»

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