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Ford Motor Company Sales Climb 5.7 Percent in March 2013

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Sales of Ford Motor Company products jumped 5.7 percent in March 2013, but you won’t find the major increases in the car division. Instead, the big sales in FoMoCo’s stable came from utilities and trucks last month. Here are some of the winners and losers: Winner: Ford F-Series We know that it’s cliché to say that the Ford F-Series is one of the big winners on the sales sheet, but the truck line jumped 16.3 percent last ...

Ford Recalls 389,378 Vehicles For Fuel Leaks, Shock Risk, Faulty Steering

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2013 Ford Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion; 2013 Lincoln MKS, MKT, MKZ The Problem: A module within the fuel tank could leak; customers might smell fuel or see it leaking onto the ground. Although no fires or injuries have been reported thus far, Ford cautions that flames or heat near the leak could cause a fire. The Fix: Ford will replace the fuel tank delivery module free of charge. Number Of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 389,151 cars in the U.S., ...

UPDATED: This Is NOT The 2015 Mazda 3

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch has issued its annual “Car Wars” analysis of the automotive industry, and we’ve found a couple of gems found within the 2014-2017 industry roadmap. Most notable is that ML has included an image of what looks to be the 2015 Mazda 3 hatchback. EDIT: That’s not the case, as the image was apparently lifted from a Carscoop rendering. We’ve already spotted the 2015 Mazda 3 clad in camouflage out testing numerous ...

Ford April 2013 Sales Up 18% to 212,584 Vehicles

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Marking the best April sales month since 2007, Ford Motor Company reported a total of 212,584 sales last month, which represents a 17.9-percent year-over-year increase. Unsurprisingly, leaders from the Blue Oval include the F-Series pickup, the Fusion sedan, and the Escape crossover. Winner: Ford F-Series Anyone who knows anything about the auto industry should find little surprise that, once again, the F-Series is Ford’s best-selling model. Thanks to a sales increase of 24 percent from last April ...

Recall Central: 2013 Buick Encore Steering Wheel May Detach

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2013 Buick Encore The Problem: On 2013 Buick Encore crossovers with a heated steering wheel, a fastener may have been installed incorrectly. Over time, this could allow the steering wheel to separate from the steering column, likely causing a loss of vehicle control and potentially causing a crash. However, GM claims there are no reports of crashes thus far. The Fix: Dealers will inspect the steering wheel to ensure the fastener is tightened properly. Number Of Vehicles Potentially ...

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 Posts $2.1 Billion First-Quarter Profit, Despite Struggles In Europe

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Ford Motor Company announced today a profit of $2.1 billion for the first quarter of 2013, down $147 million year-over-year, while net income of $1.6 billion represents a $215 million gain. That’s Ford’s 15th consecutive quarter of profitability. The positive results were driven by continuing strong sales in North America and the Asia Pacific Africa divisions. In North America, pre-tax profits of $2.44 billion represent Ford’s best quarterly result for at least 13 years. (Prior to ...

Ford May 2013 Sales Up 14 Percent to 246,585 Vehicles

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General Motors may have outsold Ford in May 2013 by roughly 6300 cars, but the folks in Dearborn aren’t too distressed. Instead, they’re happy to point out that the 246,585 Ford and Lincoln vehicles sold in the U.S. last month is not only a 14-percent increase over May 2012, but the automaker’s best May sales results in seven years. Better yet, it’s also Ford’s best monthly showing thus far in 2013, beating March’s impressive results ...

Ford Sued Over Lack of Safety Features on Vehicles with Electronic Throttles

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Possibly looking to follow in the footsteps of the $1.1 billion class-action settlement paid by Toyota for unintended acceleration claims, a group of 20 consumers represented by New York-based law firm Grant & Eisenhofer has filed suit against Ford, according to a Reuters report. The plaintiffs allege the automaker failed to install sufficient safety systems in its vehicles equipped with electronic throttles, including the 2004-2010 F-Series trucks, the 2005-2009 Lincoln Town Car, and the 2002-2005 ...

Thread of the Day: What’s the Best Car You’ve Ever Driven?

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Sometimes the stars align and we’re given a chance to drive a really special car. Whether you’re particularly smitten with a Ford Mustang GT you drove in a dealership test drive or can’t forget about the time you drove a family member’s Porsche, we want to hear your stories. Did you drive a classic Cadillac around the block? Take a lifted Jeep off-road? Some picks in the original thread started by TOTS include a Porsche 911 ...