Ford has recalled 600,000 2006-2010 Fusion, Mercury Milan, and Lincoln MKZ midsized cars to fix a ABS problem. The ABS valve reacts with the brake fluid currently used in the vehicles and can significantly slow or stop the action of the ABS valve, leading to braking problems. So far, two injuries have been linked to the issue.
Ford Motor Company has announced that it will recall over 370,000 large sedans including the Ford Crown Victoria, the Mercury Grand Marquis and the Lincoln Town Car over a concern that a portion of the steering assembly could rust to the point that it fails – making it impossible to steer the big sedan.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced on Sunday that it would close an investigation into certain model year 2000-2003 Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles after Ford agreed to fix the affected vehicles.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that its probe into complaints of unintended acceleration in certain Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles has been upgraded to an engineering analysis – the final step that could lead up to a recall of almost a half million Ford vehicles.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has started an investigation into 1.9 million Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable sedans over a concern that the vehicles may be exhibiting similar unintended acceleration issues similar to those that plagued Toyota Motor Co over the past few years.
Ford Motor Company and the folks at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have announced a recall of 2004 and 2005 model year Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans over a concern that they may have been built with defective torque convertor output shafts – a problem that could leave the vehicle “dead in the water” if the output shaft was to fail on the open road.
This morning, the gaming world got its first good look at the racing game that looks to set the standard by which all other driving games are judged as Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios put the first playable demo for Forza Motorsport 4 live on Xbox Live for Gold members.
After one week of serious face-to-face conversation, bargainers for the UAW and Ford Motor Co. are on the brink of consensus on a four-year deal for the automaker's 41,000 unionized rank and file that might include a $7,500 signing bonus and union-won promises of new and retained jobs at Ford.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced the closer of investigations over the Ford F150 over concerns of fuel tank strap issues and the Ford Escape/Mercury Mariner over concerns of the rear lift gate window malfunctioning.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has upgraded the preliminary investigation into wheel stud failures in 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan models to an engineering analysis – a step which could lead to a recall of over 317,000 vehicles.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched an investigation of select Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner compact SUVs after receiving reports of the rear liftgate glass shattering suddenly and for seemingly no reason.
Ford was not hit as hard as GM and Chrysler when the auto industry imploded in 2008 and 2009, so Ford Motor Company saw an improvement of just 14% but with the Ford brand moving over 150,000 vehicles last month, Ford was the top selling brand in the US market.
Three major events have been on the agendas of Detroiters all winter: The North American International Auto Show, the Super Bowl and the Autorama with the Ridler Award. This year’s Autorama will be February 25, 26 and 27.
Ford Motor Company has rolled out a handful of new models like the Explorer and Fiesta for 2011, helping the automaker maintain a steady rate of growth but in the absence of the Mercury brand, Lincoln dealerships struggle without new models.
It’s a sad ending to a once-noble brand as the last Mercury has rolled off the production line and it is being put to fleet duty. Apparently, there was no interest in preserving the last of the Grand Marquis for posterity.
Ford Motor Company was the worst of the Detroit Big 3 in terms of percentage growth with just below 7% improvement over December 2009 but Ford does claim the bragging rights of having the bestselling single brand in the industry.