Archives for August 21st, 2013

MyFord-Touch-Equipped Fords to Add Knobs, Buttons

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Conventional buttons and knobs that have worked so well in cars for years are returning to the cabins of upcoming Fords. That’s what the automaker has announced in a recent release, saying that future vehicles with MyFord Touch will use more knobs and buttons along with touch-screen displays. Sync and MyFord Touch have helped the Blue Oval raise average transaction prices, but the connectivity technologies have also contributed to huge drops in customer satisfaction as measured ...

Ford Being Sued Over EcoBoost Engines

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Ford Motor Co. is facing a lawsuit over alleged issues and defects with its 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost engines. Three vehicle owners in Ohio have reported these issues, and according to the lawsuit, their engines “contained serious latent design, manufacturing, or assembly defects.” The three drivers have said the problems occur at highway speeds, where the vehicles start to shake, misfire, and quickly lose ...

Fiat boss Elkann being mentored by… Bill Ford?

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Fiat Chairman John Elkann has been turning to an unusual source for advice on the car business. While speaking during an interview with The Detroit News, Elkann said he often asks Bill Ford Jr. for advice on how to proceed with the turnaround at Chrysler. 'It's great to have the opportunity to share this with someone like Bill, who has experienced many things and gone through many things ... especially linked to Detroit.' Elkann said. As ...