Category Archives: Ford

News about Ford automobile manufacturer. News about Ford recalls, technical service bulletins (TSB), and problems regarding Ford vehicles.

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Transmission Sensor Fault

Ford will be asking owners of certain 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, mid size luxury cars, to return their vehicles to a Ford or Lincoln dealership to have repairs done to the power train. According to reports filed with the NHTSA, some vehicles manufactured between April 26, 2012, through September 24, 2013 may fail to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) No. 114, “Theft Protection and Roll-away Prevention”. Continue reading

Ford Repairs Focus Electric Vehicles For Stalling

After a short investigation into stalling Ford Focus electric vehicles, the automobile manufacturer has identified a problem that will have 2,456 owners taking their cars in for repairs. The investigation began last month after drivers complained about vehicles unexpectedly shutting down at speeds of 30 mph or more. Continue reading

2013 Ford Escape Fuel And Oil Leaks

Ford has identified two problems affecting certain 2013 Escape sport utility vehicles (SUV’s) equipped with 1.6L engines. According to reports filed with the NHTSA, the defects could lead to fuel leaks and oil leaks which could result in fire in the presence of an ignition source. Continue reading

2013 Ford F150 Turbo Power Loss During Acceleration

Is your 2013 Ford F150 pickup experiencing reduced power during hard acceleration?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have opened a preliminary evaluation (PE13-018) to investigate 95 reports alleging reduced engine power during hard acceleration in certain 2011 through 2013 Ford F150 trucks equipped with 3.5L gasoline turbocharged direct injection (GTDI) engines. Continue reading

Stalling Ford Focus Electric Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) have opened a preliminary evaluation (PE13-013) into certain 2012-2013 Ford Focus electric vehicles after receiving thirty complaints of the vehicles shutting down while driving. The complaints show an increasing trend, with most received within the past five months. Continue reading

Ford Sedans May Experience Loss Of Steering

Ford have announced that they will be recalling certain 2005-2011 Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury sedans because the steering column lower bearing could separate, resulting in loss of steering and an increased risk of an accident. The NHTSA Campaign number is 13V385000. The recall affects approximately 355,000 vehicles, including: Continue reading

Ford C-Max Owners Reimbursed For Poor Mileage

Criticisms against the reported fuel economy on Fords C-Max hybrid vehicles has led the automobile manufacturer to restate the cars mileage ratings and issue special payments to people who bought the vehicle. Earlier this year, controversy over inaccurate fuel economy ratings led some manufacturers to suggest the problem is in how the government ratings are calculated. They say the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) labels do not require separate fuel rating tests for vehicles that share the same engine, transmission and weight class, but because of things like aerodynamic design, the fuel economy is not always identical. The mileage can also be affected by driving habits and weather conditions. Continue reading

Ford HID Headlamp Wiring Problem

Ford has announced a recall for certain 2012-2013 Focus BEV and 2013 model year Focus ST vehicles equipped with High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps, because these vehicles fail to comply to the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Standards (FMVSS). Approximately 6,308 vehicles are affected by this problem. Continue reading