Category Archives: Ford

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

Electronic Throttle Failure In Ford And Mercury Vehicles

The NHTSA is ending an investigation into allegations of electronic throttle failure in Ford and Mercury vehicles. Instead, Ford will be conducting a special Customer Satisfaction Program (CSP) in which they will be contacting owners to take their vehicles to a manufacturer approved dealership to update the power-train calibration software to improve vehicle performance. Ford will also extend their power-train warranty coverage for up to 10 years of service or 150,000 miles. Continue reading

Windshield Defect Affects 2011 Ford E-Series Vans

Ford has determined that the windshields on certain 2011 Ford E-Series cargo vans may not meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) for driver visibility. Approximately 100 of the 4,532 vehicles recalled are expected to be affected by this problem. Ford’s recall number is 11C20 and the NHTSA campaign number is 11V-445. Continue reading

2013 Ford Edge Repeated Fuel Leaks

Approximately 29,000 model year 2012-2013 Ford Edge crossover vehicles equipped with 2.0L engines could be affected with a fuel system problem that could result in a vehicle fire. This includes vehicles previously recalled and repaired under Ford Safety Recall 1240 (NHTSA campaign number 12V-438). Continue reading

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