Archives for September 9th, 2013

COBB Tuning Introduces 300-hp Tanner Foust Edition Ford Focus ST

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COBB Tuning has long been associated with modifying Subarus of the WRX and STI variety, but lately it has begun branching out to other brands. One of the latest objects of the firm’s attention is Ford’s Focus. The outfit brought a regular Focus modified for racing duty to the 2011 SEMA show, and now it is rolling out a slew of performance parts for the Focus ST and introducing a turn-key Tanner Foust Edition based ...

Complaints of Steering Loss on 2008 Ford Super Duty Reported to NHTSA

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Drivers count on brakes and steering functioning in their vehicles. When either or both fail, it can make for some harrowing experiences behind the wheel. The 2008 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty are under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of Defects Investigation after receiving five complaints of loss of steering on those models, one of which reportedly resulted in a crash. As many as 340,000 trucks may be subject to the ...

Ford family keeps special voting rights

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Ford Motor Company has a dual-class stock structure of Class A and Class B shares. The roughly three billion Class A shares are for the general public like you and me, while the roughly 71 million Class B shares are all owned by the Ford family. Each Class A share gets the shareholder one vote, each Class B share is worth 16 votes, the result being that Common Stock holders control about 60 percent of ...