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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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2015 BMW i8 configurator is ready to show the future

Sep 22 2014 5:33pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Car Buying, Coupe, Hybrid, BMW Good news if you're one of the lucky few that can afford the new BMW i8. The high-performance hybrid's configurator has gone live on BMW USA's consumer website, meaning you can head in and customize till you drop. If you've ever played with a BMW configurator, you'll instantly feel at home with the i8's. You have the choice of four trim packages (your author refuses to use BMW's pretentious ...
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RI man makes bid for World's Worst Driver title by getting 4 DUIs in 30 hours

Sep 22 2014 4:58pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Government/Legal How? That is the dominant question on the minds of the Autoblog staff after reading this astonishing tale out of Rhode Island. How did a man get arrested four times for driving under the influence in just 30 hours? How could he afford to have four vehicles impounded? And how could police let it get to the point that he'd have four arrests in such a short period? ...
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Submit Your Questions for Autoblog Podcast #398 LIVE!

Sep 22 2014 4:40pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal, Ford, Toyota We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #398 this evening. Check out the topics below or drop us your questions and comments via the Q&A module. And don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio only) channel at 10:00 PM Eastern tonight. Discussion Topics For Autob ...
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Plastics Make It Possible: Local Motors’ Crowd-Sourced, 3-D–Printed Strati EV Is Born, Runs

Sep 22 2014 3:16pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

When last we checked in on the crowd-sourced-design maestros over at Local Motors, the outfit was in the thick of a design competition focused on an all-new, 3-D–printed electric vehicle. A few months later, the winning car has become a thing with a name: Strati. As it had promised, Local Motors packed its manufacturing tooling, some employees, and the groundbreaking car’s non-printed parts and headed to the International Man ...
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Jump Into A Hyundai i20 WRC For A Hot Lap With Chris Atkinson

Sep 22 2014 2:35pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

It's nice to have Hyundai fighting against Ford, Volkswagen and Citroën in WRC. I also like their car, especially in flight mode.Read mor ...
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2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Sep 22 2014 2:01pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Hybrid, Sedan, Toyota, Quick Spins Toyota offers many flavors of its refreshed 2015 Camry, but those who choose to lower their operating cost-per-mile, squeeze 500-plus miles out of each tank of fuel or run a very efficient and reliable sedan in their taxi fleets will only be interested in one: the Camry Hybrid. The exterior of the 2015 Camry Hybrid is nearly indistinguishable from its gasoline-only counterparts, with the same all-new sheetmetal and bumpers. The ...
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Car Review: 2015 Ford Taurus SHO

Sep 22 2014 1:35pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Overview  A well-appointed highway cruiser with an enormous trunk Pros  EcoBoost 3.5L V6, spacious interior Cons  Ford is still pushing voice-activation controls and a single control for audio and HVAC Value for money  Good What would I change? Add seating position memory and rotary control knobs for audio/HVAC I was on my way home from an extended road trip across America in a bone stock 1950 2-door sedan when I got the ...
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Ford to rebrand SVT as 999?

Sep 22 2014 1:18pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Performance, Ford Ford operates a number of performance divisions around the world. There's SVT in the US, Team RS in Europe and Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) in Australia. But the Blue Oval has been steadily integrating its performance operations into one unit, and here we might have our first indication of what it will be called. A reader at Jalopnik sent in a survey in which respondents were asked to ga ...
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Ford Talks More Details on 2015 Edge

Sep 22 2014 11:17am CDT | Source: Cars.com

When the 2015 Ford Edge goes on sale in spring 2015, it will start around the same price as the 2014 ($28,995) but swap the available engines. A turbocharged 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder will serve as the base engine, with a 3.5-liter V-6 optional, said Ford officials at a Midwest Automotive Media Association lunch on Friday. That's the opposite of today's 2014 Edge, which carries a standard V-6 and optional ...
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2015 Toyota Camry

Sep 22 2014 10:58am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Sedan, Toyota, First Drives Every car has its definitive year. Whether it be the Chevrolet Corvette, the Ford Mustang, or yes, even the ubiquitous Toyota Camry, 10.2 million of which have been sold since 1983, every car has its year. For the Camry, that year was 1992. With son-of-Lexus styling, a clear sense of purpose and a parent company that had hit its stride as the purveyor of faultlessly reliable family transportation devices, the Camry got its legs in 1992. It ...
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