Archive for the ‘Ford’ Category

Stalling Ford Focus Electric Vehicles

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

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. (more…)

Ford Sedans May Experience Loss Of Steering

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

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: (more…)

Ford C-Max Owners Reimbursed For Poor Mileage

Monday, August 26th, 2013

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. (more…)

Ford HID Headlamp Wiring Problem

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

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. (more…)

Ford C-Max Hybrid Insufficient Head Protection

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

The Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2013 C-Max hybrids because these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 201, “Occupant Protection in Interior Impact.” Approximately 33,000 vehicles are affected by this recall. (NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V-303. Ford’s recall number is 13C02.) (more…)

Ford Child Locks Could Deactivate

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Ford will be recalling certain 2013 Ford and 2013 Lincoln vehicles because the child locks could deactivate with repeated door openings and closings. Approximately 12,569 vehicles in the United States are affected by this recall. (more…)

Ford And Lincoln Fuel Tank Leaks

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Ford has announced a recall for certain Ford and Lincoln vehicles after receiving 600 consumer complaints of fuel tank leaks. Approximately 400,000 vehicles are affected by the problem. (more…)

Lemon Alert! Ford Fuel Tanks Inadequately Sealed

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Ford Motor Company is conducting a safety recall on certain 2012 Ford Taurus, 2012 Lincoln MKS, and 2013 Ford Explorer vehicles due to potential fuel tank problem. (more…)

Ford Child Safety Locks May Not Engage

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Ford will be recalling certain 2013 model year vehicles because the left rear door child safety lock may have been manufactured incorrectly. The lock may not engage correctly when normal force is used to activate the system. (more…)

Lemon Alert! Ford Sedan And SUV Engine Problems

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating problems of stalling and surging engines on certain Ford and Mercury cars and SUV’s. The investigation will cover Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner SUV’s as well as Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans all from the 2009-2011 model years. (more…)