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Ford Recalls 23,800 Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Oct 4 2013, 1:30pm CDT | by

Recall has to do with faulty door chimes

Ford has announced that it is issued a recall on approximately 23,800 cars that feature push-button start. Ford says that the recall is because the vehicles don't make a sound when the driver door...

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Ford Recalls 23,800 Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Oct 4 2013, 1:30pm CDT | by

Recall has to do with faulty door chimes

Ford has announced that it is issued a recall on approximately 23,800 cars that feature push-button start. Ford says that the recall is because the vehicles don't make a sound when the driver door is open. The alert is required by federal law.

Ford says that it will change software on 23,831 Focus Electric and C-Vehicles so that they produce an audible door chime. The change will make the audible door chime activate if the doors open on the pushbutton start is engaged.

The regulation requiring the sound was intended to help prevent drivers with push-but start vehicles from leaving key fobs inside the vehicle accidentally. The fear was leaving the key fobs in the vehicle would make it easier to steal. About 2900 of the vehicles covered in the recall are in the US with another 900 in Canada.

 
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10 Green Cars that Don’t Suck: Eco-Excellence at All Price Points

Aug 27 2014 5:19pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Mix pious intentions with dreary mechanical bits and then stir in some driving misery, and the result is a “green car.” Green not in the color of its paint, but in the environmental virtue of its engineering and marketing. Green as in economical with fuel but stingy on fun, great with emissions but lousy to pilot. Green cars are hybrids, diesels, and electric cars stripped to the point of making a rotted ox cart seem luxurious. Except that was then—you know, like, three ...
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Ford GT designer Camilo Pardo wins Motor City Masters

Aug 27 2014 4:54pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Concept Cars, Coupe, Performance, Etc., Videos, Chevrolet, Design/Style, TV/Movies Motor City Masters pulled off its concept of Project Runway for cars rather well. In the end, the TruTV reality series came down to former Ford designer Camilo Pardo and multi-disciplined designer Bryan Thompson, but Pardo was always kind of the show's ringer as the person instrumental in the gorgeous shape of the Ford GT. In addition to the title o ...
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Aug 27 2014 4:35pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Volvo touts its all-new 2016 XC90 SUV as the first product of the “new Volvo” and the launch of a company-wide rebirth. While Volvo isn’t completely flipping the script—and, say, making six-wheeled military motorcycles—the XC90 does represent its first independently developed car since being financially sugar-daddied by Chinese automaker Geely. The 2016 XC90, which we recently also in, is also the mode ...
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NHTSA opens investigation into Ford Explorer PI brakes

Aug 27 2014 2:59pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Safety, Crossover, Ford, Police/Emergency This year more than most, it's pleasant when we can string together a few days without word of an automaker or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announcing a bunch of new recalls. It's seemingly been a little quiet on this front lately (barring a spider-related Suzuki issue revealed early today), but now we have word of the government safety agency opening a Preliminary Ev ...
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Watch A BAC Mono Chase A McLaren P1 At Silverstone: David & Goliath

Aug 27 2014 1:55pm CDT | Source: Motor Authority

If there’s a more unlikely pairing of serious road-going performance cars on YouTube this week, we don’t know what it is. Here, you see a single-seat, stripped-down, relatively affordable BAC Mono on an open track day as it chases and tries to hang with a McLaren P1 hypercar ...
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2016 Ford Focus RS Coming With All-Wheel Drive: Report

Aug 27 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Ford’s previous Focus RS has earned a well-deserved reputation for pushing the boundaries of a factory-built, front-wheel-drive hot hatch. The car, which was never offered in the U.S., delivered as much as 345 horsepower to the front wheels in some guises, made possible thanks to rally-bred technologies such as th ...
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Ram Still Officially Most-Aerodynamic Fullsize Truck

Aug 27 2014 12:08pm CDT | Source: Truck Trend

Final Figures for '15 F-150 Not Yet AnnouncedJust yesterday, we posted a story pointing out some of the styling and engineering details on the 2015 Ford F-150 that allow it to be the most aerodynamic F-150 in the line’s history, while still retaining its tough, chunky look. With the fullsize truck market being the cutthroat segment that it is, we knew it was just a matter of time before a challenge o ...
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Jay Leno Drives Iconic '32 Ford Roadster In Latest Video

Aug 27 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Motor Authority

If someone mentions the term "hot rod", the image that forms in your head probably isn't dissimilar from the '32 Ford Highboy Roadster you see here. Jay Leno drives said roadster in his latest video and as the car's restorer Bruce Meyer explains, it pretty much matches ...
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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 a very persistent BAC Mono driver. ...
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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 tw ...
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