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Ford backtracks on Fiesta, Focus transmission claims, offers extended warranties
Ford backtracks on Fiesta, Focus transmission claims, offers extended warranties

Ford will extend warranties by two years or 40,0000 miles on some 2014-2016 Fiesta and Focus sedans and hatchbacks equipped with a problematic dual-clutch automatic transmission, the automaker announced Wednesday. The move follows building criticism from owners and media over the maligned...Read More»

2019 Ford Fiesta
Feds may review possible faulty Ford transmissions

Ford's allegedly flawed transmissions may be in for more scrutiny. The NHTSA said Wednesday it will to review all information involving the potentially faulty transmissions, including customer complaints. The Detroit Free Press reported on the latest action from the government agency after the...Read More»

2013 Ford Focus
Ford recalling 2012-17 Focus models for faulty engine software

Ford announced Tuesday that it will recall roughly 58,000 Focus compact sedans and hatchbacks for faulty engine software that could deform those cars' fuel tanks. The recall affects 2012-17 Ford Focus models, including 2013-14 Focus ST hatchbacks equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine. The recall...Read More»

2011 Ford Focus
Lawyers argue that Ford knowingly built Focus, Fiesta cars with faulty transmissions

Two of Ford Motor Company's discontinued small cars may come back to haunt it for the second time. The automaker is facing potential legal action as a law firm in California hopes to undo an earlier class-action lawsuit in pursuit of an even bigger payday for consumers over transmission woes in its...Read More»

2017 Ford Focus
Three-cylinder powered Ford Focus recalled for clutch slip and transmission fluid leak

Ford Focus models powered by the automaker's inline-3 engine and mated to a 6-speed manual transmission are subject to a new recall. In documents filed with the NHTSA in late November and published this week, Ford said the models could experience a clutch fracture, which can cause a transmission...Read More»

2018 Ford Focus
1.3M Ford Focus compact cars recalled over stall risk

Ford on Wednesday said that it plans to recall nearly 1.3 million compact cars to address an emissions system component that can cause engines to stall. The recall applies to 2012 through 2018 Ford Focus compact cars with a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine. Ford discontinued the Focus compact car in the...Read More»

2019 Ford Fusion
Ford cuts off national advertising for its sedans and hatchbacks

If there was still any of hope that Ford’s car models would somehow survive the commitment to turn exclusively to trucks, crossovers, and SUVs, that spark has been extinguished. The company confirmed Wednesday that it will be stopping national advertising for all its car models. Speaking to...Read More»

2020 Ford Focus Active
Citing Trump tariffs, Ford cancels China-built Focus Active crossover for US

Ford Motor Company quickly axed from its U.S. lineup a small crossover based on its global-market Focus, telling reporters Friday that it won't import the car from China next year. The automaker said that its decision to renege on previously announced plans to ship the Ford Focus Active crossover...Read More»

2020 Ford Focus Active
Ford cuts off compact car production, sales in US ahead of 2020 Focus Active

Ford made a big splash back in April when it announced it would not replace the Fiesta, Fusion, and Taurus with new models in the U.S. Though the 2020 Ford Focus Active will carry on the Focus name as a crossover, it won’t be built here like the current Focus is, as Ford confirmed to us...Read More»

2019 Ford Focus
New Ford Focus revealed, coming to US in 2019 via China and Europe

Automakers are shelving small cars and sedans for SUVs and crossovers but at least one of the long-running names in the U.S. has a future beyond next year. The newest Ford Focus, which was unveiled Tuesday, will be sold in the U.S. later next year, a Ford official confirmed to The Car Connection...Read More»

2017 Ford Fusion Sport
1.3M Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ sedans recalled for loose steering wheel

Ford Motor Company said Wednesday that it will recall more than 1.3 million mid-size sedans–certain years of the Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ four-doors–over concerns that their steering wheels may come loose. A faulty bolt that holds the wheel to the steering column is to blame. Ford...Read More»

2016 Ford Fiesta
Ford Fiesta, Focus owners sue over faulty transmissions

Ford Fiesta and Focus owners are so unhappy with the PowerShift transmissions in their cars, they're taking the automaker to court. Sadly, it won't be the first time that Ford has been sued over the dual-clutch transmission, which was first installed in new vehicles back in 2010. Previous cases...Read More»

2017 Mazda 3
2017 Ford Focus vs. 2017 Mazda 3: Compare Cars

Like to drive, but live on a budget? We have good news. Compact sedan and hatchback models have quickly evolved recently, shedding their staid appearance and miserly demeanor for something much more interesting—including better-trimmed interiors, and feature sets appealing for long-distance...Read More»

2016 Ford Focus RS
2013-17 Ford Focus, 2014 Ford Transit Connect recalled: over 75,000 vehicles affected

This morning, Ford issued two recalls affecting more than 75,000 vehicles, most of which are registered in the U.S. RECALL #1: 2013-17 Ford Focus hatchback and Ford Focus RS UNITS AFFECTED: 64,038 in the U.S. and 9,877 in Canada This recall stems from a software glitch that allows hatchbacks to...Read More»

2015 Ford Mustang GT
Ford adds 1.5 million vehicles to door latch recall: Escape, Focus, Mustang, Lincoln MKC, more

One month ago, Ford recalled nearly 830,000 vehicles to fix a problem with their door latches. This morning, the automaker added 1.5 million additional Ford and Lincoln cars, crossovers, and vans to that recall--most of them registered in the U.S. The underlying issue in these new vehicles remains...Read More»

2015 Ford Mustang GT
Ford Mustang, Escape, Focus, C-MAX, Transit Connect, Lincoln MKC recalled: 830,000 vehicles affected

Ford is recalling nearly 830,000 vehicles registered in North America to replace their side-door latches. According to the automaker, the recall is currently limited to warmer and/or sunnier states, as reports of latch failures have been higher in those areas. The problem with the door latches is...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»

2015 Ford Focus
2015 Ford Focus, Escape, C-Max Recalled To Ensure That Engines Turn Off

Ford Motor Company is recalling more than 432,000 Focus, Escape, and C-Max vehicles from the 2015 model year. According to the automaker, some of those vehicles suffer from a software glitch that could allow engines to keep running, even after drivers turn them off. ALSO SEE: Will Scion iA, iM Be...Read More»

2015 Ford F-150
Ford Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, Edge, Escape, F-150, Lincoln MKZ Included In Massive Recall

This morning, Ford has issued four separate recalls affecting nearly 600,000 Ford and Lincoln vehicles in North America. RECALL #1: 2013-15 Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ; 2015 Ford Edge UNITS AFFECTED: 487,301 registered in the U.S., 31,012 registered in Canada This is by far the largest of Ford's four...Read More»

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