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NHTSA Probes Stalling Issue for Some Ford Cars

NHTSA Probes Stalling Issue for Some Ford Cars

Feb 26 2013, 12:03pm CST | by

Faulty parts force the vehicles into limp mode

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced it will be conducting a probe on some vehicles produced by Ford. According to the federal agency it will be investigating engine...

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NHTSA Probes Stalling Issue for Some Ford Cars

Feb 26 2013, 12:03pm CST | by

Faulty parts force the vehicles into limp mode

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced it will be conducting a probe on some vehicles produced by Ford. According to the federal agency it will be investigating engine problems on as many as 725,000 recent model Ford vehicles. The problem that will be investigated could cut engine power at highway speed.

The federal agency says that vehicles affected include 2009 through 2011 Escape and Mercury Mariner SUVs. The probe will also look at Ford fusion and Mercury Milan vehicles of the same model range. The NHTSA and Ford claim that nearly 1500 complaints related to the problem have been reported. Three crashes from the issue have been reported and one person was injured.

Ford maintains that no deaths have been reported due to the problem. In this instance, the engines don't stop running but switch suddenly into a reduced power limp mode that feels to the driver that the engine stalled. The problem was blamed on faulty parts provided by Delphi.

 
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Jul 24 2014 5:00am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

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In a bit of a departure for his web show, Jerry Seinfeld’s latest Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee doesn’t feature a cool, vintage car. Instead, it features an AMC Gremlin. Yes, that bulbous two-door ’70s econo-hatch built by American Motors Corporation to compete with other affordable (and equally loathed) compacts of the era like the Chevrolet Vega and Ford Pinto. As Seinfeld himself notes in the video, the Gremlin was “even more horrible” than the latter two cars. And that’s sayin ...
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Jul 24 2014 2:33am CDT | Source: Motorlogy

This is an interesting time in which to invest in the automotive industry. While the impacts of the global financial crisis continue to be felt, as indeed they do almost everywhere, demand for new cars is high and continues to grow. In addition, the industry as a whole prides itself on being at the cutting-edge of innovative technological developments, particularly within increasingly important areas such as environmentally ...
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Jul 23 2014 10:24pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

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It’s been a number of years since Ford has built a true minivan. With the 2014 Transit Connect, though, Ford's hope is to move a mainly commercial vehicle closer into the mainstream market—into a niche abandoned by flexible utility vehicles like the old Honda Element. And with ...
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Jul 23 2014 10:11pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

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The Lincoln MKZ is a mid-size four-door sedan that is host to near-luxury options. It has gone through three new generations in only seven years, with the most recent—and very dramatic—redesign for the 2013 model year. Although it uses some of the same underpinnings as the Ford Fusi ...
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Jul 23 2014 9:00pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

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As I've been packing up the near-get-me-institutionalized levels of crap in my house, I occasionally come across something more interesting than a desiccated squirrel carcass or a box of Sega cartridges. This was one of those times — I found a 1963 Ford Book of Styling, and in ...
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A new kind of string theory: The physics of playing guitar

Jul 23 2014 8:40pm CDT | Source: Car Craft

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Jul 23 2014 7:02pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

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Filed under: Performance, Government/Legal, Safety, Technology, Crossover, Nissan Cellphone bans don't reduce accidents? It's true, though perhaps a bit hard to believe. According to a few recent studies, accident rates do not decline in areas where cellphone use is banned. Are drivers finding themselves distracted by other items, or is cellphone use behind the wheel less dangerous than you might think? We don't know, but experts are doing their level best to f ...
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What you missed on 7.23.14

Jul 23 2014 6:37pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

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Filed under: Performance, Government/Legal, Safety, Technology, Crossover, Nissan Cellphone bans don't reduce accidents? It's true, though perhaps a bit hard to believe. According to a few recent studies, accident rates do not decline in areas where cellphone use is banned. Are drivers finding themselves distracted by other items, or is cellphone use behind the wheel less dangerous than you might think? We don't know, but experts are do ...
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Ford's Galhotra succeeds Farley as head of Lincoln

Jul 23 2014 6:18pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

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Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Ford, Lincoln, Luxury Ford Motor Company is announcing a major personnel shakeup that could have a dramatic effect on the future of the Lincoln division. Kumar Galhotra (pictured above), currently vice president of engineering at Ford for all of its vehicles worldwide, is taking over as the president of the luxury brand on September 1, replacing Jim Farley. The automaker is also hiring a new head of ...
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Ford's Galhotra succeeds Farley as head of Lincoln

Jul 23 2014 6:14pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Incoming Ford CEO Mark Fields Unveils New 2015 Ford Edge
Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Ford, Lincoln, Luxury Ford Motor Company is announcing a major personnel shakeup that could have a dramatic effect on the future of the Lincoln division. Kumar Galhotra (pictured above), currently vice president of engineering at Ford for all of its vehicles worldwide, is taking over as the president of the luxury brand on September 1, replacing Jim Farley. The automaker is also hiring a n ...
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