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Come to this section of Torque News to read general Ford news and reviews. The Ford F Series has been the bestselling vehicle in the United States for over three decades and here you will find the latest Ford news and reviews about of Ford models. The Ford brand is far more than just trucks. Models like the Fusion, Focus EV, Taurus, Fiesta, Mustang, Escape and Explorer make Ford a top competitor in pretty much every major automotive segment in both the American and global markets. Torque News reporters update the news on this page about Ford vehicles daily.

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By Marc Stern on June 15, 2023 - 7:01PM
Lately, there has been a controversy over whether AM radio should continue in the standard equipment of an EV. Ford, at first, said no, and later pulled back. But, a subsidiary said that AM radio has no place in the modern EV/ However, an analysis from a technical journal by two radio engineers throws cold water on many aspects of the controversy.
By Peter Neilson on June 15, 2023 - 12:26PM
Big news for all Navigator and Expedition owners! Cat Security™ has just launched its groundbreaking shield, offering the ultimate protection for your vehicle's catalytic converter. Say goodbye to worries of theft and hello to peace of mind on the road.
By Marc Stern on June 11, 2023 - 1:19PM
Sometimes recalls can continue through several cycles. For example, last summer, Ford Escape, Mavericks, and Lincoln Corsairs were recalled for possible underhood fires due to engine bay problems that allowed flammable brake fluid to spray onto hot engines causing possible underhood fires. Ford hasn't issued a "do not drive notice" for these vehicles but has told owners to park them in the open.
By Justin Hart on June 9, 2023 - 7:56PM
With the recent news that both Ford and GM have elected to adopt Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) for fast, 400V or level 3, electric vehicle (EV) charging, the effort to electrify the American auto fleet has reached a turning point. I think NACS has won the fight and the other fast charging standards will be phased out.
By Justin Hart on June 9, 2023 - 3:35AM
Ford may be planning to bring an all new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicle to the US market by sometime next year, following or perhaps prior to its release in Australia. That vehicle would be the Ford Ranger PHEV, a category of electrified vehicle that presently has no models on sale in the US market which means Ford would have the market to itself, if it decides to sell it here.
By Marc Stern on June 6, 2023 - 5:34PM
Though Ford's president and CEO Jim Farley dropped his opposition to continuing AM auto radio, a partner of the automaker has continued its opposition to AM radio even though lawmakers are moving to keep it.
By John Goreham on June 6, 2023 - 10:22AM
Here is an account of a heating, ventilation, and cooling contractor who solved a problem by switching to Falken WildPeak all-terrain tires.
By John Goreham on May 31, 2023 - 3:54PM
There are presently three ways to fast-charge an EV, and two ways to Level 2 charge. Incredibly, America is moving farther from a single charging standard, not closer.
By Timothy Boyer on May 30, 2023 - 10:02PM
If you own a Ford with an EcoBoost engine and turbo system, then you will want to find out exactly why oil breakdown is a real problem… and one that can be easily avoided if only your instrument cluster would stop lying to you. Plus, why replacing your turbo unit is not the only fix for a turbo problem that lazy mechanics do not take care of…but should!
By John Goreham on May 30, 2023 - 2:26PM
We checked out how busy Ford’s new Supercharger network was during one of the busiest travel times of the year and found plenty of open spots.
By Marc Stern on May 30, 2023 - 1:48PM
When an automaker launches a unique service such as mobile repair servicing, the dealer -- and the manufacturer, for that matter, never knows whether it will be successful. The best way to launch this service is to see what happens gradually. Well, Ford has done that and it is proving to be a success.
By Marc Stern on May 29, 2023 - 2:43PM
With lots of flourishes last week, Ford announced that the 2023 Ford Super Duty line has begun shipping to customers. The flourishes come from the new F-Series Super Duty models shipping from the recently renovated Kentucky Assembly Plant, where the heavy-duty pickups are assembled.
By Marc Stern on May 26, 2023 - 5:11PM
Ford and Tesla have agreed to a pact allowing Blue Oval customers access to 12,000 Superchargers on the Tesla Supercharging network. Ford has welcomed the agreement as providing more security for its EV owners.
By Justin Hart on May 24, 2023 - 4:18AM
Both GM and Ford have publicly stated they are out to take the lead in moving the world off of fossil fuels and on to an electric vehicle (EV) future. Both have set their sights on beating Tesla, the currently dominant EV brand more or less in every major world auto market. I have been skeptical of their stances and strategy all along. Now, I’ve found some other analysts that agree.
By Marc Stern on May 19, 2023 - 3:18PM
Following earlier attempts at creating or accessing EV charging networks, Ford has joined the latest effort aimed at creating a national EV charging experience.
By Marc Stern on May 14, 2023 - 4:32PM
We've all heard about "gifts that keep giving" in response to holiday ads like those for today's Mother's Day. Well, how about a slight change: "gifts that won't go away" regarding the auto airbag recall that was launched nearly 20 years ago and continues today.
By Marc Stern on May 12, 2023 - 4:27PM
It has taken years and many calls from Ford Ranger enthusiasts to bring a new version of the Ranger, the Raptor, from overseas. The powerful Ranger Raptor has been available overseas for years and enthusiasts have waged battles to get it here.
By Marc Stern on May 8, 2023 - 3:48PM
In another of the many continuing chapters of the Takata airbag recall and scandal, Ford has announced it is recalling 232,000 2004-2006 Ranger pickups to replace improperly installed front airbag inflators.
By Marc Stern on May 5, 2023 - 6:24PM
According to Ford's CEO Jim Farley, the automaker hopes to make lightning strike again with the success of a new model. Ford found that 80 percent of F-150 Lightning EV buyers had never purchased a truck. The automaker hopes to make lightning strike again with an undeveloped three-row electric SUV.
By Marc Stern on May 2, 2023 - 3:06PM
After a long and anticipated time, Ford will reopen the order banks for its hugely popular electric vehicle, the Mustang Mach-E.
By Marc Stern on April 28, 2023 - 7:14PM
In another win for the Blue Oval, Ford's new Maverick compact hybrid pickup, the Maverick, as well as its commercial electric and standard vans like the Transit Connect, the Transit, and E-Transit, have won major awards from Vincentric.
By Justin Hart on April 28, 2023 - 1:44PM
A year or so ago, the competitive landscape for electric vehicles (EVs) in the US auto market looked a little different than it does now. This was before the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) revised which plug-in electric vehicles are subsidized by the US federal government. The key brands leading rapidly increasing EV sales have shifted somewhat in the months since, and the top 3 sellers in the US are now: Tesla, General Motors (GM) and Hyundai (if my estimate for Kona EV sales is accurate).
By Marc Stern on April 27, 2023 - 7:00PM
Introduced only two years ago, the Ford F-150 Lightning is going global as Ford begins to offer the very popular and sought-after electric pickup in Norway which is welcoming enthusiastically.
By Marc Stern on April 26, 2023 - 7:45PM
Ford and General Motors have topped Consumer Reports' (CR) list of top driving apps while Tesla has dropped substantially.
By Marc Stern on April 17, 2023 - 3:48PM
For the 10th year, Ford's Mustang, the sole car still produced by the automaker, has been the leading sports car seller.
By Marc Stern on April 14, 2023 - 3:11PM
In a tradition that goes back over 90 years, Ford will take its 2024 Mustang to the Martinsville Speedway, where the new model will pace three major events during the weekend. It is the first of seven high-speed NASCAR races this year where the Mustang will serve as the pace car.
By Timothy Boyer on April 14, 2023 - 10:21AM
Is your Ford---or one you are considering buying---running a little rough? Here’s a quick and simple check you can do to find out if this common problem is the cause. Plus, a warning about potentially setting your truck on fire while working on it.
By Marc Stern on April 13, 2023 - 3:28PM
Though Massachusetts residents ran it, a catalytic converter theft gang managed to work with people across the country as it stole more than 470 cats that sold for anywhere between $30,000 and $80,000. Indeed, the numbers of cats stolen may have been much higher.
By Marc Stern on April 11, 2023 - 3:07PM
As Ford winds down production and begins the switchover at its Oakville, Ontario plant, Ford leaders and Ontario officials sounded off about the future which looks bring. Oakville will be the site of next-gen electric passenger vehicles for North America.
By John Goreham on April 11, 2023 - 8:49AM
The Ford Maverick is a hot commodity right now. It tops a list no manufacturer wants to be on.