Archives for September, 2013 - Page 11

Ford Issues Three Separate Recalls For Seven Different Models

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This past week, Ford has issued three separate recalls that deal with leaky gas tanks, engine block heaters. The biggest recall deals with the gas tank on seven different Ford models. A module inside the tank could leak gas and could cause owners to notice a smell or puddle of gas underneath the vehicle. There is also the risk of fire starting if the gas comes in contact with an ignition source. Ford says no fires ...

Ford faces class-action lawsuit for selling vehicles without brake override systems

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A total of 20 Ford customers are suing the automaker in a class-action lawsuit for selling vehicles 'vulnerable to unintended acceleration.' According to Reuters, the suit names 30 models built between 2002 and 2010 with electronic throttle control systems but without a brake override system. Those include the 2004-2012 F-Series pickups and the 2005-2009 Lincoln Town Car. Adam Levitt, a partner with the law firm of Grant & Eisenhofer says the plaintiffs in the case ...

Ford, Lexus, Toyota Top 2013 Vincentric Best Value List for Retail Buyers

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Ford offers the best truck values in America, with Lexus and Toyota taking the honors in the luxury and mainstream car categories. That’s the bottom line from the recently announced 2013 Best Value in America Awards. Now in their ninth year, the awards are presented by third-party auto research firm Vincentric and based on analysis of eight different ownership-cost factors, including depreciation, fees and taxes, financing, and fuel costs. Of course, since Vincentric’s experts slice ...

Hot Rod Ranchero: Alaska Or Bust, Part Two

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Last we left Hot Rod’s David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan, the pair were shooting off fireworks in the still of a Canadian night – but weren’t able to restart their crusty but (occasionally) trusty 1968 Ford Ranchero, thanks to a flaky electrical system. But did the second attempt at a journey to Alaska come to an end right then and there? We won’t spoil the whole thing for you, but as you can see from the ...

2014 Ford Fiesta gets fuel economy bump to 41 mpg [UPDATE]

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The 2014 Ford Fiesta is in showrooms now with refreshed styling and new performance ST model, but it's what isn't yet available that should help the Fiesta stand out from the growing crowd of subcompacts. Aside from the new 1.0-liter EcoBoost model coming later this year, Ford recently told us that a new Fiesta SFE trim level is on the way that should put the updated Fiesta at the top of its class for fuel ...