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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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Watch a McLaren P1 get tormented by a BAC Mono at Silverstone

Aug 27 2014 11:48am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports, Convertible, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Racing, McLaren Could there be anything more infuriating than making a million-plus-dollar investment in a vehicle like the McLaren P1, only to take it to a track and find you're unable to outrun a car that costs, without options, about 96,000 pounds ($159,000 at today's rates)? One P1 driver experienced that sort of frustration while running Silverstone, when he tangled with ...
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Reader Review: 2014 Dodge RAM 1500 EcoDiesel

Aug 27 2014 11:27am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

We first met Jessica Wilkinson two years ago. In 2012, our Reader Reviewer was a self-professed truck junkie, and she tested the Ram 2500 Diesel. Given her penchant for trucks, we thought she’d be a perfect fit for the new 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. Let’s get caught up, shall we? Our truck-driving girl is now married, and goes by Jessica Comstock. She’s also still a Ford aficionado. Comstock recently bought a 2013 F-150 with the EcoBoost engine to tow her two-place horse trailer to reining comp ...
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2014 Kia Forte Koup SX

Aug 27 2014 11:10am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Coupe, Budget, Performance, Kia, New Car Reviews The Kia Forte and Hyundai Elantra have long followed similar paths, with each available in a four-door sedan, a five-door hatch and (most recently) a two-door coupe bodystyle. The recent death of the Hyundai Elantra Coupe in the US may be threatening to change the narrative on these two affordable compact lines, of course, but the Korean two-doors have a lot in common under their distinct skins. Their most recent iterations ...
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Video: Auto Show Stars Head to Dealers

Aug 27 2014 11:01am CDT | Source: Cars.com

brightcove.createExperiences(); Another auto show season is on the horizon with the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show coming in November. But many of the cars we saw throughout last season's auto shows are just going on sale now — or still later this year — like the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4c, 2015 Dodge Challenger and 2015 Ford Mustang. Reviewer Kelsey Mays gives us a rundown of those sporty cars, family haule ...
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Trends: Entertainment in the car has come a long way

Aug 27 2014 10:58am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

In an industry where rapidly changing demographics, shifting global economies and tightening environmental regulations are forcing the automobile to change faster than ever, the typical Canadian new car buyer in the market for the first time in six to seven years may not be aware of what’s available with the latest models in regards to body styles, features or technologies. This series hopes to educate new vehicle buyers on these new tren ...
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Real Steel: The Last Steel-Bodied F-150 Rolls off the Line in Dearborn; Preparations for Aluminum Begin

Aug 27 2014 10:04am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The last F-150 has left the building. According to the Detroit Free Press, the final steel-bodied F-150 rolled off the line at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant around 1:30 a.m. last Saturday. While Ford’s Kansas City facility will continue to manufacture steel-bodied F-150s until the end of the year, the line in Dearborn is being dismantled to make room for the new tooling and equipment required to produce aluminum-bodied trucks for the 2015 model year. The Dearborn ...
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Consumer Reports says Ram 1500 tops fuel economy fight [w/video]

Aug 27 2014 9:27am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: MPG, Chrysler, Dodge, Toyota Consumer Reports takes its independent vehicle testing procedures seriously. In an era when we have to question the EPA's official ratings thanks to recent re-evaluations from Ford and Hyundai, an independent voice is important. So, when CR says something is the best, it's worth paying attention to. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has "about the same fuel-economy numbers that we ...
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Here's Why You Need To Go To The Henry Ford Museum RIGHT NOW!

Aug 27 2014 9:19am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Friends, Family, Fellow Jalops I come bearing urgent news. The car you're looking at in the above picture is the GT40 Mark I Chassis # 1075 currently on display at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI. Why is this significant? Because it won at Le Mans. Once? HA! No, that chassis won TWICE. In 1968 and 69. It was the first car in history to win Le Mans two times consecutively using the same chassis. This is no small feat. This also makes it one o ...
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Next-gen Ford Focus RS likely for North America in limited numbers

Aug 27 2014 9:18am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Over the last few months, rumours have begun swirling over Ford offering a successor to the high-performance Focus RS based on the current model. Now, according to Road and Track, it’s inching closer to reality — and it’s becoming increasingly possible that we’ll see it in North America, albeit as a limited-production model. Speaking to an unnamed source within Ford, Road and Track says the Focus RS still faces a handful of roadblocks before its green-lit, but it’s none ...
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Watch the 2014 Cheap Truck Challenge on Dirt Every Day

Aug 27 2014 8:08am CDT | Source: Truck Trend

Check out this episode of Dirt Every Day to see how well the competitors fared as well as the winner of the 2014 Cheap Truck Challenge.Petersen’s 4Wheel and Offroad Magazine’s annual Cheap Truck Challenge returns for 2014. On this episode of Dirt Every Day, Fred Williams and crew chronicle the battle that includes a 1993 Chevrolet S-10 pickup, a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and a 1975 International 150 pickup. Last year’s event was held in the Arizo ...
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