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Ford recalling 8K Ranger pickups for seat belt defect
Ford recalling 8K Ranger pickups for seat belt defect

Some 2019 Ford Ranger pickups will be recalled for a seat belt defect. The automaker said Friday it will recall 7,580 Ranger extended-cab models for a right-front seat belt assembly issue. The recall only affects Ranger SuperCab models. Trucks that feature the faulty seat belts may not hold...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»

2019 Ford Ranger
2019 Ford Ranger nearly aces crash tests from IIHS, headlights falter

The 2019 Ford Ranger mid-size pickup truck performed well in crash tests by the insurance-funded IIHS—including the new small-overlap passenger-side crash—the agency reported last month. The rating applies to four-door Crew Cab models, which are more popular with shoppers. A "Marginal"...Read More»

2019 Ford F-150 Limited
Review update: 2019 Ford F-150 Limited shows great power comes with great thirst

The 2019 Ford F-150 is wildly popular for a reason. There's one for just about every need, or at least every pickup truck need. From base XL and XLT trucks to the high-zoot King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited models there's an F-150 variant for just about every day of the week. For 2019, the...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer hybrid
2020 Ford Explorer rated as high as 24 mpg combined

The 2020 Ford Explorer is frugal for a full-size SUV, even with optional all-wheel drive. EPA ratings indicate it may be the thriftiest of its direct rivals. The EPA last week released its fuel economy estimates for the new SUV and show the 2020 Explorer will return up to 21 mpg city, 28 highway...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150
2013 Ford F-150 trucks recalled for second time over transmission update

Ford has issued an update to a previous recall for 123,000 2013 Ford F-150 pickups. The recall affects trucks that haven't undergone a transmission software update, and models that have already received the previous fix, Ford said Wednesday. The problem surrounds a powertrain control module for...Read More»

2013 Ford Explorer Sport
1.2M Ford Explorer SUVs recalled to address suspension component

About 1.2 million Ford Explorer SUVs have been recalled over a suspension part that may crack over time. The automaker said this week the recall involves 2010-2017 Ford Explorer models. Specifically, the issue affects SUVs that experience "frequent full rear suspension articulation." The actions...Read More»

2017 Ford Fusion Sport
2020 Ford Fusion lineup trimmed for sedan's last year

The 2020 Ford Fusion lineup won't include the powerful Fusion Sport. Cars Direct reported Monday that the Fusion Sport will not return for the 2020 model year. The website confirmed with For a spokesman, who said the automaker wanted to simplify the lineup for the sedan's final model year. Instead...Read More»

2020 Ford Escape
2020 Ford Escape costs $25,980 to start

The redesigned 2020 Ford Escape will cost $780 more to start than last year's model when it goes on sale this fall. Order guides for the new compact crossover show the 2020 Escape S base model will start at $25,980 including a mandatory destination charge, which is more than some of its closest...Read More»

2016 Ford Fusion
270K Ford Fusion sedans recalled over rollaway risk

Ford on Wednesday said that it will recall about 270,000 2013 through 2016 Ford Fusion sedans to fix transmissions that could slip out of gear and allow the vehicles to roll after they've been put in park. A shifter cable bushing can degrade over time and may eventually detach from the...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger
2019 Ford Ranger recalled for transmission fault, rollaway risk

The 2019 Ford Ranger has been recalled over a faulty transmission shift cable bracket that could allow the pickup truck to roll after being put into park, Ford said Wednesday. In total, about 2,500 2019 Ranger pickups in the U.S. may have transmission shift cable brackets that were not torqued to...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»

2019 Toyota RAV4
2019 Ford Escape vs. 2019 Toyota RAV4: Compare Crossovers

The Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4 crossover SUVs appear at more schools and offices than sack lunches. That’s because the small utility vehicles have wedged into our daily routines from home to work to school and back again: they’re comfortable, versatile, practical, and mostly...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger
Justice Department investigating Ford Motor Company for emissions certification

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether Ford Motor Company deliberately falsified emissions certifications for cars, trucks, and SUVs going back as far as the 2017 model year. Ford disclosed the investigation Friday in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which...Read More»

R.J. Scaringe (left) and Bill Ford Jr.
Ford pumps $500M into electric-car startup Rivian

Ford Motor Company will invest $500 million into Rivian in exchange for use of the startup's electric-car underpinnings, the two companies said Wednesday. Just what Ford would build on Rivian's advanced truck-like electric-vehicle architecture is unclear. Ford has said that it plans to build an...Read More»

2020 Ford Escape, 2019 New York International Auto Show
2020 Ford Escape revealed: Crossover SUV brings plug-in hybrid tech to mainstream

There's nothing faux-rugged about the 2020 Ford Escape that was unveiled Tuesday ahead of the 2019 New York International Auto Show. Its soft lines channel Tesla—not the chunky Toyota RAV4 that outsold all other crossover SUVs in the U.S. last year. With a revived Bronco on the way to beef up...Read More»

2019 Ford F-150
Ford F-Series models recalled again over engine block heater fire risk

Ford will recall for the second time about 131,000 pickup trucks equipped with defective engine block heaters that could catch fire. In documents filed with the NHTSA on April 8 and released Sunday, the automaker said that the block heater's cable splice connector may have been damaged when the...Read More»

Ford self-driving cars in Washington DC
Ford, Uber dial back expectations for self-driving cars

Two major players vowing to transform the automotive industry with self-driving cars backpedaled on expectations this week. Both Ford and ride-sharing company Uber tempered expectations for when autonomous cars will arrive and what they'll be capable of when they do. Uber's chief scientist at its...Read More»

New Ford key fobs with anti-hack protection
Ford rolls out new key fob technology to stop hackers

Hackers beware of Ford's latest key fob technology. The automaker said Wednesday that it will begin to introduce new technology that puts its key fobs into a sleep mode to prevent them from being hacked. A duplicated key fob could be used to steal a vehicle. The automaker is launching the tech...Read More»