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In Wake Of Lawsuits, NHTSA Investigates Ford EcoBoost Engine
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»

Australia's coat of arms
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»

Ford SYNC
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»

2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition
Ford Doubles Down With New 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition

Ford's looking to capitalize on the success of the F-150 SVT Raptor by adding a new Special Edition model for 2014. The idea of this new trim level is to give customers the ability to make their Raptor even bolder. The new 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition takes the existing Luxury Package and...Read More»

2013 Ford Explorer
Lincoln MKS, Ford Explorer, Taurus Recalled For Fuel Tank Issue

Ford is conducting a voluntary safety recall of a small number of 2013 Explorer SUVs, 2012 Taurus and Lincoln MKS sedans over concerns their fuel tanks may leak and pose a fire risk. An official safety recall notice posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
Ford Tops General Motors, Toyota In Loyalty; Hybrids Gain Traction

Ford Motor Company may not be as big as General Motors, Toyota, or Volkswagen, but when it comes to the loyalty of American customers, Ford has the competition beat. According to Experian Automotive, Ford dominated the showrooms in both corporate and brand loyalty during the last three months of...Read More»

Ford Figo ad featuring Paris Hilton and the Kardashians
Ford Apologizes For Ad Featuring Paris Hilton & Bound, Gagged Kardashians

Ford's thoughtful approach to marketing yields huge dividends. Its "Fiesta Movement" campaign, for example, remains the yardstick by which other social media forays are measured. But that doesn't mean that Ford and its numerous agency partners are infallible. Sometimes, mistakes are made, leaving...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
Ford Recalls 2013 Focus, C-Max, Escape For Faulty Child Safety Lock

Ford is conducting a voluntary safety recall of 5,675 2013 model year Ford Focus sedans, C-Max hybrids and Escape SUVs in the U.S. due to faulty child safety door locks. Another 859 vehicles are involved in Canada. This marks the first recall for the new Ford C-Max. Affected vehicles were...Read More»

2007 Ford Freestar
Ford Recalls 196,500 Minivans Over Rust Issue

In yet another rust issue affecting its minivans, Ford is recalling 196,500 vehicles in the U.S. because corrosion may cause third-row seats to come loose. A report in The Wall Street Journal and other media outlets said the latest Ford minivan rust recall involves certain 2004 through 2007 Ford...Read More»

2005 Lincoln Aviator
NHTSA Nixes Probe Of Ford Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer, Lincoln Aviator

In August of 2009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation of the 2002-2005 Ford Explorer, the 2003-2005 Lincoln Aviator, and the 2002-2005 Mercury Mountaineer. According to a notice on NHTSA's website, the agency had received numerous reports of those SUVs...Read More»

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Why Aren't Women Buying Cars From Detroit?

Detroit, we have a problem -- in fact, we have two. Everyone knows that younger consumers are ambivalent about owning cars. That's an obstacle that automakers around the globe are trying to overcome. But Detroit's Big Three have an additional hurdle: women don't care much for them, either...Read More»

2014 Lexus IS 250 F Sport
Lexus, Subaru, Mazda Earn High Marks On Consumer Reports' Report Card

Every year, Consumer Reports rolls out its "Brand Report Card", which ranks major auto brands based on reliability and road-test scores. CR's 2013 scoresheet has just come out, with Lexus at the top of the heap. In previous years, CR's report card has lumped all of an automaker's sub-brands under...Read More»

2011 Ford Fusion Sport
2009-2011 Ford Escape, Fusion & Mercury Mariner, Milan Probed For 'Stalling'

After receiving over 180 complaints about engines stalling and surging in the Ford Escape, Ford Fusion, Mercury Mariner, and Mercury Milan, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into those vehicles built for the 2009, 2010, and 2011 model years.* The...Read More»

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