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Check out Ford’s fully automated self-parking car [w/video]

Filed under: Europe, Safety, Technology, Videos, Ford

As automakers continue to find uses for autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicle technology, Ford of Europe has announced that it is developing a self-parking system for future use. More advanced tha…

Ford recalling nearly 24,000 Focus EV and C-Max models over door chime

Filed under: Budget, Hybrid, Recalls, Safety, Crossover, Hatchback, Ford, Electric

Ford will be voluntarily recalling 23,830 Focus Electric and C-Max Hybrid and Energi models equipped with push-button ignition, according to The Detroit News. Why? Beca…

Ford recalling 370,000 Crown Vic, Grand Marquis and Town Car models

Filed under: Recalls, Safety, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury

The Detroit News is reporting that Ford will recall some 370,000 Crown Victoria (pictured), Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car vehicles from model years 2005 through 2011, for an issue regar…

Ford Focus Electric and ST recalled over lighting issue

Filed under: Sedan, Recalls, Safety, Hatchback, Ford

Ford is recalling 6,308 units of the 2012 and 2013 Focus Electric and 2013 Focus ST that were fitted with HID headlights because a “wiring incompatibility” could keep the front side marker lights fr…

Six small cars earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+ awards [w/video]

Filed under: Coupe, Budget, Sedan, Safety, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, Scion, Volkswagen

The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety has released the results of its latest small overlap front crash tests, and there’s…

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…

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid recalled over lack of roof padding

Filed under: Hybrid, Minivan/Van, Wagon, Recalls, Safety, Ford

Ford is recalling 33,021 units of its 2013 C-Max Hybrid not equipped with optional panoramic roof panels. During testing, the model in question returned testing results for occupant head i…

New Ford Police Interceptor tech protects cops’ backsides

Filed under: Sedan, Government/Legal, Safety, Technology, Ford, Police/Emergency

It was only a matter of time before law enforcement agencies would realize the potential of driver-assist technology for use in their Ford Police Interceptors, and, now t…

Ford dinged by OSHA for asbestos at Buffalo plant

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Safety, Ford

Ford has come under fire from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for violations regarding asbestos exposure in a company metal stamping plant in Buffalo, NY. OSHA has cited Ford for…

Ford F-250 boots Cadillac Escalade from atop thieves’ most-wanted list

Filed under: Truck, Safety, Ford

The Ford F-Series has been America’s best-selling truck for decades, but along with the good comes the bad, apparently. In addition to being popular with consumers, the Highway Loss Data Institute notes that the F-Seri…

NHTSA closes investigations into Ford Taurus, Hyundai Santa Fe

Filed under: Safety, Ford, Hyundai

Ford and Hyundai are out from under the scrutinizing eyes of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration after the government agency said it was closing investigations against both automakers over vehicle safe…

Ford using robot drivers to test durability [w/video]

Filed under: Minivan/Van, Safety, Technology, Work, Ford

In testing the durability of its upcoming fullsize Transit vans, Ford has begun using autonomous robotic technology to pilot vehicles through the punishing courses of its Michigan Proving Ground…

Ford F-150 EcoBoost in NHTSA probe for acceleration issue

Filed under: Truck, Safety, Ford

According to Automotive News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is launching a probe into 400,000 Ford F-150 models over possible acceleration problems. According to the article, NHTSA has received 95 …

NHTSA opens investigation into Ford Super Duty trucks over steering woes

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

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into certain 2008 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickup trucks. The investigation covers some 340,000 trucks after the…