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Brexit & the auto industry: brace yourselves
Brexit & the auto industry: brace yourselves

Last week, voters across the United Kingdom trudged to the polls to determine whether the UK should remain a part of the European Union or go it alone. When the ballots were counted, 52 percent had opted for independence. After a brief, shocked pause, panic ensued. Financial markets collapsed...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Chevy Silverado ads want to poke holes in Ford F-150s, but not their own future pickups

Chevrolet announced Wednesday a series of advertisements meant to poke holes in Ford's use of aluminum—literally. The advertisements—one of which features former Raiders defensive end Howie Long—depict a series of tests conducted on the beds of Chevrolet Silverado and Ford F-150...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
More Takata recalls: Ford Edge, Fusion, Mustang, Ranger; Lincoln MKX, MKZ, Zephyr; Mercury Milan

For the people who work at Takata, today is a no-good, very bad day. Just as we finished writing up half a dozen new Takata-related recalls posted by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ford Motor Company published a massive new recall of its own. How massive? All told, it affects...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150
2013-2014 Ford F-150 recalled to fix brake fluid leak: 271,000 trucks affected

Back in March, we told you that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had launched an investigation of the 2013-2014 Ford F-150 pickup. This morning, Ford issued a recall for those vehicles, affecting roughly 271,000 trucks in North America. NHTSA's probe began after some F-150 owners...Read More»

2014 Tesla Model S in China
China, UAE shift to autonomous cars, leaving the U.S. behind

The United States has a mature car culture. For decades, private individuals have bought vehicles, automakers have analyzed trends, and regulators have set guidelines for development of new models. Sounds good, right? But there's another way of looking at America's long history with cars: we've...Read More»

2016 Ram 1500
Ford F-150 tops pickup crash-test ratings; Ram 1500 needs improvement

Full-size pickup trucks, some might argue, have squared up the past few years. The competition is tight, and they're ever closer in profile, appearance, and size, and hauling ability. Yet safety is proving to be an important differentiating factor. There are some very different body structures and...Read More»

2016 Ford Explorer
2016 Ford Explorer, 2015-2016 Lincoln MKC recalled to replace engine block heaters

Ford Motor Company is recalling roughly 5,500 SUVs to fix a problem with their engine block heaters. Affected models include the 2016 Ford Explorer and the 2015-2016 Lincoln MKC. Ford says that the existing heaters on those vehicles can overheat due to the design of the engine block itself...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150
2013-2014 Ford F-150 investigated for brake failure

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of 2013 and 2014 models of the Ford F-150 pickup. NHTSA says that it has received 35 reports of problems with the truck's braking system. The agency sent notice of the investigation to Ford, explaining that those...Read More»

2016 Ford F-150
2016 Ford F-150, 2015-2016 Ford Transit Wagon Recalled For Airbag, Seatbelt Problems

Ford Motor Company has issued two recalls this morning that affect roughly 55,000 vehicles, most of which are registered in the U.S. RECALL #1: 2016 Ford F-150 UNITS AFFECTED: 3,683, including 2,894 registered in America, 286 in Canada, and 503 in Mexico This recall is related to the occupant...Read More»

Google's Self-Driving Prius
California DMV Driving Autonomous Car Developers Off The Road & Out Of State

If we learned nothing else in grade school, we learned that going first is a scary thing. You're expected to wow everyone watching, and you set the tone for all the folks that follow. It's a big risk, and a big responsibility. California is feeling those kinds of jitters right about now, as it's...Read More»

2016 Ford F-150 Limited
Is There A Ford F-150 Diesel In The Works? And If So, Why Now?

The Ford F-150 is many things: rugged, reliable, and the top-selling vehicle in the U.S. for more than three decades. What it's not -- at least not since the 1980s -- is a diesel, but that could soon change. According to Auto News, diesel models of the F-150 have been spotted at Ford's testing...Read More»

2016 Ford F-150 Limited
2016 Ford F-150 Vs. 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Auburn-Alabama, Green Bay-Chicago, Coke-Pepsi, Hatfields-McCoys. These are some history's greatest rivalries, and in the automotive world nothing surpasses F-150 versus Silverado. It's actually been a one-sided fight as the Ford F-150 has been America's best-selling pickup truck for 39 consecutive...Read More»

2013 Ford Focus
2012-2013 Ford Focus Front & Center In NHTSA Door-Latch Probe

The past 12 months haven't been kind to Ford's door latches. In March of 2015, the automaker recalled about 212,000 Explorer SUVs from 2011-2013 to replace latches that could pop open during collisions. Two months later, 156,000 Ford Fiesta, Fusion, and Lincoln MKZ models from 2012, 2013, and 2014...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
5 Biggest Car Stories Of CES: Faraday Future, Chevrolet, Ford, Toyota, And One More Thing

In recent years, there's been a growing overlap between the annual Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas and the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. In fact, some would argue that CES is more exciting than NAIAS because it features more concepts, more far-out, pie-in-the-sky...Read More»

Apple CarPlay On Ford's SYNC3
Ford SYNC Adds Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, And Other Features For 2017, 2016 Models

If you love your smartphone as much as we do, and if you drive a new Ford, we've got some very exciting news: Ford has said that Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will both roll out to the SYNC 3 infotainment system this year, as will several other useful features. Over the past year, Ford SYNC has...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape, 2013-2014 Focus ST Recalled To Fix Electrical Glitch Linked To Stalling

Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for more than 9,000 Ford Escape and Ford Focus ST models. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from an electrical problem that could cause vehicles to stall unexpectedly. ALSO SEE: 28 States Use...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»

2005 Ford Crown Victoria
Ford Recalls 317,000 U.S. Vehicles: Ford F-150 SuperCrew, Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis

This morning, Ford Motor Company has issued four recalls affecting 317,474 vehicles, most of which are registered in the U.S. RECALL #1: 2003-2005 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis UNITS AFFECTED: 312,814, including 296,004 in the U.S., 14,714 in Canada, and 2,096 in Mexico Ford says that...Read More»

Google autonomous car prototype
Rumor: Google & Ford Create New Company To Build Autonomous Cars

Someday, people will look back on 2015 and say, "That's when autonomous cars were born" -- not because self-driving vehicles began appearing on roads (though at least one did), but because we began to understand the changes those cars would bring to the century-old auto industry. One of the biggest...Read More»

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