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Ford looks to protect logo from Toronto mayor followers

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal, Marketing/Advertising, Ford

One is a member of the Detroit Three and the maker of the Mustang, Fusion, Explorer and F-150. The other is an admitted loudmouthed, drunk-driving, crack-smoking mayor in Canada. Unfortu…

Ford settles class action suit over defective Navistar diesel engines

Filed under: Truck, Government/Legal, Ford, Diesel

The 2003 Ford F-Series Super Duty (shown above) introduced the 6.0-liter Power Stroke diesel supplied by Navistar, and while that is an engine Ford would love to forget, it’s now one step closer to pu…

Detroit’s new fleet of donated police cars have safety issues [w/video]

Filed under: Sedan, Government/Legal, Safety, Videos, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, Police/Emergency

In a show of generosity in mid-August, Detroit’s business leaders donated $8 million to the Police Department and Fire Department in order to buy 100 new po…

Ford Police Interceptors win acceleration war against Dodge, Chevy

Filed under: Sedan, Government/Legal, Crossover, Ford, Police/Emergency

Just last month, Ford announced its first-ever non-pursuit-rated version of the Police Interceptor sedan for agencies looking to maximize fuel economy, but that doesn’t mean that …

DoJ fines Japanese parts firms $740M in massive automotive price-fixing scandal

Filed under: Government/Legal, Japan, Plants/Manufacturing, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Toyota

Nine Japanese suppliers have pleaded guilty in US court over charges of price fixing in the automotive parts industry, resulting in the Department of Justice doling…

Ford taken to task by gov’t for Chicken Tax end-around [UPDATE]

Filed under: Minivan/Van, Government/Legal, Work, Ford

Ford is in a bit of a pickle for importing and selling Turkey-built Transit Connect cargo vans as passenger vehicles in the US, then converting them to commercial-vehicle specification stateside i…

Ford announces first non-pursuit-rated police car ever

Filed under: Sedan, Government/Legal, Work, Ford, Police/Emergency, Specialty

Ford announced its first non-pursuit-rated Police Interceptor ever, based on the Taurus, which employs the smaller 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine in place of simila…

EPA says fuel economy test for hybrids is accurate

Filed under: Hybrid, Government/Legal, Hatchback, Ford

The EPA says it stands behind its fuel economy test for hybrid vehicles following controversy about the testing process after Ford C-Max Hybrid customers and automotive journalists alike struggled…

Court puts kibosh on apartheid lawsuit against Ford, Daimler

Filed under: Government/Legal, Ford, Mercedes-BenzFord and Daimler have scored a major victory in a long-running lawsuit filed in US federal court by unnamed South African nationals. The suit alleges that both manufacturers and their subsidiaries sold …

Police are choosing SUVs over sedans with greater frequency

Filed under: SUV, Government/Legal, Work, Crossover, Dodge, Ford, GM, Police/Emergency

Our report on the newly EcoBoosted Ford Police Interceptor Utility (Explorer to the rest of us), had a segment on the need for more space in police vehicles, due to…

Ford’s Explorer-based Police Interceptor to get 365-hp EcoBoost option

Filed under: Performance, SUV, Government/Legal, Crossover, Ford, Specialty

Speeders beware, the police are going to be getting quite a bit faster. Ford has just announced that it will be offering its 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged, EcoBoost V6 in the E…

Ford profits soar as problems mount

Filed under: Government/Legal, Plants/Manufacturing, Ford, Infotainment

Ford is doing well. It can’t make enough examples of its new Fusion, it can barely make enough of the aging F-150, it’s getting good brand rankings, people like its turnaround sto…

Ford to pay $17.35 million over Escape recall

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, Safety, Ford, Earnings/Financials

Ford had a bit of a recall spree around this time last year, with a pair of issues on the then-new 2013 Escape, followed by a recall of 423,000 2001 to 2004 Escapes because they…

Ford blamed in drug mule lawsuit

Filed under: Government/Legal, Ford

If a college student is caught smuggling drugs across the border, one might think the kid got what was coming to him. But when a Mexican student at the University of Texas in El Paso was caught by Border Patrol agen…