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  • How I saved $1,500 on a Ford Fusion Advancetrac repair(dumbest trick ever and worked)

    02/13/2018 5:05:19 PM PST · by Vendome · 74 replies
    Vanity | 2/13/2018 | Vendome
    So, I drained my battery and got a jump start. Fantastic! I can get back on the road! Wrong! The warning light for ABS module (AdvanceTrac®) and the electric power assist steering came on and I had no power steering. No problem, I went home and began researching what the problem might be. Maybe it was a short?
  • New Ford Ranger prototype hits the road

    02/18/2017 7:31:18 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16, 2017 | Gary Gastelu
    The Ford Ranger has returned. Just a few weeks after the automaker confirmed it’s bringing back the small pickup model in 2019, a prototype has been spotted undergoing testing on public roads in Michigan. The body of the camouflaged truck appears to be identical to the one on the Ranger that Ford currently builds and sells in other countries, which Ford is basing the new Michigan-made Ranger on.
  • Consumer Reports: Tesla Model S has ‘more than its share of problems’

    08/12/2014 11:51:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:51pm EDT | Bernie Woodall
    Consumer Reports, which last year gave top marks to electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc.’s Model S sedan, now says the car it owns has had “more than its share of problems.” While the car has impressed staff at the influential U.S. consumer magazine with its “smoothness, effortless glide and clever, elegant simplicity,” there have been many quirks that might dampen consumers’ experiences, Consumer Reports said in a statement on Monday. […] “Just before the car went in for its annual service, at a little over 12,000 miles, the center screen went blank, eliminating access to just about every function of...
  • Ford Built A Mustang On Top Of The Empire State Building Last Night

    04/16/2014 9:33:22 PM PDT · by FreeReign · 32 replies
    GIZMODO ^ | 4/16/2014 | Nick Stango
    It's been 50 years since Ford built the world-renowned 1965 Mustang and placed it high above Manhattan on the 86th floor of the Empire State Building. Last night, Ford came back with a bigger, yellower, all around more complicated car from 2015 and decided to recreate the famous stunt as a 50-year homage—only this time, they did it in the snow and over the course of just 5 hours.
  • 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang spotted

    03/24/2014 1:50:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 92 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2015
    But who gets to blow out the candles? What’s believed to be a lightly-camouflaged 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang has been spotted out on a test drive just a few weeks before its expected debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The GT-spec ‘Stang features several retro styling cues to mark the occasion, including a unique grille with a horizontal chrome bar and corral around the Mustang logo, what appear to be rear quarter window louvers hidden under a black panel, and forked-spoke wheels reminiscent of the ones seen on
  • Ford recalls 3.8 million pickups, SUVs

    09/07/2005 10:09:04 AM PDT · by seacapn · 199 replies · 3,080+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | Sept. 7, 2005 | Ken Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday recalled 3.8 million pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles for a cruise control switch suspected of causing engine fires. It is the fifth largest auto industry recall in U.S. history. Ford said the recall of 1994-2002 model-year vehicles includes the company's hot-selling F-150 pickup truck, Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator and Ford Broncos. The company said it would start sending out recall notices to vehicle owners immediately.
  • Ford Motor Company Hybrid Sales Up 115 Percent as April Sets Best-Ever Sales Record

    05/02/2006 8:07:22 AM PDT · by eraser2005 · 60 replies · 1,286+ views
    PRNewswire ^ | 5/2/2006 | Ford Motor Company
    * Ford Motor Company hybrid sales have seen three months of double-digit sales increases, fueled by increasing consumer awareness, gas prices, and company and government incentives * Sales success shows there is a strong demand for affordable, fuel- efficient hybrid vehicles that deliver both economic and environmental benefits * Ford Motor Company remains the only domestic automaker with a hybrid on the road and will produce up to 250,000 hybrid vehicles globally by 2010
  • Ford Eyes Massive Mexican Investment (Ford's 9.2 billion Mexican plan)

    06/14/2006 4:39:36 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 37 replies · 938+ views ^ | 6-14-2006 | Joe Szczesny
    The Ford Motor Co. is studying a $9.2 billion investment in Mexico over the next six years. The mega-investment would be structured as part of the sweeping Way Forward turnaround plan that the auto giant kicked off back in January in a bid to reverse multi-billion-dollar North American losses. The investment estimates were included in a secret document prepared by Ford of Mexico and obtained by a member of team. "The Way Forward - Mexico (offers an) opportunity to further leverage Ford of Mexico cost advantage and location to reduce corporate fixed costs. Mexico is ready - fast and...
  • ford explorer 97

    09/27/2010 8:03:05 AM PDT · by dragonssub86 · 50 replies
    my stupid ford still wont engage her clutch new slave new Master and new clutch. we have bled all the lines necessary and she still wont shift.
  • FORD Motor Declares WAR ON CONSERVATIVES - Pushes Gay Agenda

    06/15/2006 6:44:56 PM PDT · by woodb01 · 84 replies · 2,104+ views Commentary ^ | Report
    For many years I have enjoyed some of Ford's vehicles. Unfortunately, there comes a practical limit to what I will tolerate. I will not be a hypocrite and financially support organizations that take sides in this debate. America is in the midst of a Culture War [fn1] with blatant attacks on traditional morals and values. Ford no longer deserves the support of ANY conservative. And however hard it may be, it's time for real action to be taken against this company that is so far out of touch with American values and traditions. The American Family Association (the AFA)...
  • Toyota Overtakes Ford As US 2nd Biggest

    01/03/2008 1:27:34 PM PST · by Slapshot68 · 93 replies · 255+ views
    "Toyota Motor Corp. overtook Ford Motor Co. to become the No. 2 automaker by U.S. sales in 2007, using new products and relentless strategy to break Ford's 76-year lock on the position. Toyota sold 2.62 million cars and trucks in 2007, which amounted to 48,226 more than Ford, according to sales figures released Thursday. Toyota's sales were up 3 percent for the year, buoyed by new products like the Toyota Tundra pickup, which saw sales jump 57 percent. Ford's sales fell 12 percent to 2.572 million vehicles."
  • Ford recalls Fusion and Escape due to spontaneous engine combustion

    12/01/2012 10:55:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    SlashGear ^ | Dec 1st 2012 | Brittany Hillen
    The Ford Motor Company has been forced to recall over 70,000 Ford Escapes and nearly 16,000 2013 Ford Fusions due to an issue with overheating that may cause the cars’ engines to catch on fire. The recall is only for select models that were sold in Canada and the United States. This comes after several other recalls Ford has had in the recent past. The recall is for Fusion SEL and SE models with the 1.6 liter engine, and the Escape SEL and SE models. Other Fusions and Escapes aren’t included. This is due to drivers reporting that their engines...
  • Ford posts biggest loss in 14 years [AFA Boycott working?]

    10/23/2006 3:53:10 PM PDT · by Nice50BMG · 90 replies · 1,837+ views
    MyWay - Reuters ^ | Monday October 23 | Poornima Gupta
    DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co. (F) on Monday posted a quarterly loss of $5.8 billion -- its largest loss in 14 years -- as slower truck sales, charges for job cuts and asset write-downs in its troubled North American operations and elsewhere took their toll on the No. 2 U.S. automaker. Ford said it would restate results from 2001 through the second quarter and cautioned that operating results would weaken further in the current quarter. Ford also said it was considering raising new funding secured by its automotive assets in order to protect its cash position as it pays...
  • Ford bans competitors' vehicles from lot

    01/27/2006 8:14:40 AM PST · by oxcart · 258 replies · 4,160+ views ^ | 01/27/2006 | By Staff
    Employees at Ford's Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Mich., will have to drive Ford Motor Co. vehicles to work or park across the street, the plant manager announced earlier this week. The new parking policy, which is scheduled to take effect Feb. 1, was instituted by plant manager Rob Webber just as Ford reported losses of $1.6 billion from its North American auto operations in 2005 and Monday announced plans to close 14 plants and cut 30,000 jobs as it tries to reverse losses and respond to declining U.S. market share.