Archives for October, 2013 - Page 8

NHTSA Investigating Power Loss In Ford F-150 EcoBoost Engines

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating reports that the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engines in the Ford F-150 can stumble and lose power. The agency has received 95 reports of pickup truck engines stumbling or misfiring on the highway, which can lead to a loss of power. The stalling problem affects the 2011-2013 Ford F-150 equipped with an EcoBoost twin-turbocharged engine, and about a third of the complaints occurred during wet or humid weather. NHTSA ...

Autoblog Podcast #327

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New York Auto Show, Jim Farley interview, 2014 Chevrolet Silverado fuel economy, Ford fuel economy app challenge Episode #327 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and Jeff Ross talk about this year's New York Auto Show, Chevrolet's latest assault in the pickup truck fuel economy battle, and Ford's reward for developing a better fuel economy app. Dan also has an interview with Ford's Jim Farley about the future of ...

Top 10 March Sales Surprises: Big (and Small) Sales From Unexpected Places

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Full-Size Fun It seems full-size sedans are popular again. Toyota just relaunched its Avalon, Chevrolet is introducing the 2014 Impala this month, and Kia has its 2014 Cadenza in the works. All of a sudden full-size sedans have become a way to get into a premium car without paying extra for a badge. Most still carry prices in the high-20s all the way ...

RelayRides buys car-sharing competitor Wheelz for keyless technology

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Think of this as a rare occasion where a General Motors collaborator is providing Ford with a little cash. A GM partner, peer-to-peer car-sharing operator RelayRides, is buying competitor Wheelz for an undisclosed amount, GigaOM reports. It's a bit of a stretch, but Ford is connected to Wheelz. The draw for RelayRides is Wheelz's so-called DriveBox technology, which facilitates car entry without owner and renter having to go through the trouble of swapping keys. An additional ...

Watch these videos of an NHRA racer’s bodywork blowing off into a crowd

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Just a few months ago, fan safety at racetracks was a hot topic following the last-lap NASCAR Nationwide Series crash at Daytona that sent large pieces of racecars into the grandstands injuring 33 fans. Now, a freak incident at a National Hot Rod Association event resulted in a drag racer's bodywork flying into the crowd at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte over the weekend. The carbon-fiber body of Robert Hight's Ford Mustang funny car ...

2013 Ford Mustang V6

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Secretary Trim, Evolved There was a time not so long ago when opting for a base Ford Mustang meant getting little more than some sheetmetal, an anemic four-cylinder engine and what may very well have been the world's most disappointing automatic transmission. During the Fox Body years, Ford seemed hell-bent on living up to Carroll Shelby's derogatory description of the coupe as little more than a runabout for demure office assistants, and the result was a ...

2011 Ford F-150 Tossed 100 Feet During EF-5 Tornado in Oklahoma with People Inside, All Survive

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Last week’s EF-5 tornado that ravaged El Reno, Oklahoma was one of the worst of its kind to ever touch down on planet Earth. It stretched a record 2.6 miles wide and had winds recorded as high as 296 mph. To put that into perspective, the strongest tornado ever recorded had winds touching 302 mph back in 1999. This time around, this ...