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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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Ford teases North America with S-Max, Focus ST wagon in Paris

Oct 2 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Ford launched its new seven-seat S-Max, which is based on the Mondeo platform. It now wears the Aston Martin-like grille seen on the Fusion, Focus and Fiesta. Size-wise, it retains the dimensions of the previous model, but has, according to Ford, better utility and flexibility. Click here for full coverage of the 2014 Paris Motor Show The big news is the upgraded cabin. It now has more features like power-f ...
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2014 Japanese Grand Prix Thursday Press Conference

Oct 2 2014 3:26am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

2014 Japanese Grand Prix Thursday Press Conference Transcript of the Thursday press conference organised by the FIA for the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix Thu 02.10.14, 10:10AM DRIVERS – Nico HULKENBERG (Force India), Jules BIANCHI (Marussia), Romain GROSJEAN (Lotus), Sebastian VETTEL (Red Bull Ra ...
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VW’s Winterkorn to Greens: So Get Off Our Backs, Already!

Oct 2 2014 12:53am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The typical German reserve that produces yawn-inducing auto-show speeches went out the window during Volkswagen chairman Martin Winterkorn’s closing remarks at the VW Group Night preceding the 2014 Paris auto salon. An event that is usually a grandstand for new products and optimism became a plea to the assembled crowd to remember “what a gigantic engineering effort” is required by new C02-reduction targets in both Europe and the United States. Wi ...
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HPE700 Supercharges Ford Mustang to 717 Horsepower

Oct 2 2014 12:42am CDT | Source: autoMedia.com

Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) is a big name in big horsepower, and their HPE700 Ford Mustang will continue to uphold their reputation. Designed to compete with the newest breed of high power American sports cars, the HPE700 makes 717 horsepower – more than any other sports car offered by an American manufacturer. From the factory, the 2015 Ford Mustang GT is no slouch. Ever since the revival of the 5. ...
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717-hp Hennessey HPE700 Mustang Is Out for Hellcat Blood

Oct 1 2014 5:49pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Just a week after Saleen released information and images of its upcoming Mustang-based S302 mega pony car, Hennessey Performance has dropped into our laps renderings and information on its sinister HPE700 Mustang. (Coincidence? We think not.) And as usual with a Hennessey product, it is absolutely drunk on power. How much power? Thanks to a Roots supercharger—Hennessey’s anabolic steroid of choice—as well as upgrades to the throttle body, fuel injectors, fuel pump, an ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver
 

 
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Fluidic Sculpture Gets Small as All-New Hyundai i20 Debuts in Paris

Oct 1 2014 5:04pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Pitched at the teeming masses in Europe’s largest market segment, a new generation of the Hyundai i20 hatchback city car likely will get more attention from attendees of the 2014 Paris show than it will from the press. Hyundai emphasizes that this tater tot is entirely designed, engineered, and built in Europe and tuned for European driving conditions. They made it longer, lower, and wider than the previous i20; it ...
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Ford loses bid to recoup $450 million interest on overpaid taxes

Oct 1 2014 4:50pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

A federal appeals court, in a case that can be traced back to 1983, rejected Ford's bid to recoup about $450 million of interest from the federal government on ...
Source: Automotive News   Full article at: Automotive News
 

 
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September 2014: Cooling Off As The Leaves Change Edition

Oct 1 2014 4:37pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: By the Numbers Autumn is upon us - at least for those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere (happy Spring, friends in the Southern!) - and that means the weather is cooling off, the leaves on the trees are changing into beautiful colors and the hot, hot sales months of summertime are slowing down. Well, for the most part, at least. Trucks and SUVs led the charge in September, with Jeep posting the month ...
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How the DOD could have saved $100M by blowing up 1,000 trucks

Oct 1 2014 3:37pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Government/Legal, Military What's $100 million among the armed forces? Well, when that $100M is spent shipping unnecessary military equipment back from Afghanistan to the United States, it serves to shine some light on military waste. According to a new report from the Government Accountability Office, the US Marine Corps and Army burned over $100 million during a one-year period shipping unneeded MRAPs and other vehicles from Afghanistan ...
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Canada auto sales jump for major automakers in September

Oct 1 2014 2:01pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Automakers today reported strong Canadian sales gains for September, with Chrysler Canada on track for its best full-year sales ever and Ford reporting its highest year-to-date sales in more than 1 ...
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