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Ford Recalls 23,800 Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
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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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LeMons New England: Many Audis, Many Forgotten GM Cars, and the World’s Most Evil Vanagon

Oct 24 2014 9:20pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The 24 Hours of LeMons has returned to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the third annual Halloween Hooptiefest, and we’ve got some fascinating machinery among the 130 or so entries that rolled into the garage for our traditional Friday car inspections. Let’s take a look! First of all, the Mod Squad Vanagon made everyone stagger back in awe. The recipe: Take one third-gen Toyota MR2 that was wrapped around a shopping- ...
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Car Review: 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Oct 24 2014 7:08pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Overview: Five-passenger, mid-size, front-wheel-drive sedan Pros: Excellent front seats, new grille treatment adds some needed style Cons: Limited legroom in rear seating area; odd dash trim panel will be a dirt and grime magnet; manual shift mechanism is poorly designed. Value for money: Fair What would I change?: Make steering-wheel paddles available, find more rear legroom, Instrument cluster, dash trim panel, The Chevrolet Malibu has been revised for 2015 in an effort to bring its ...
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U-Turn: What you missed on 10.24.14

Oct 24 2014 6:43pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Aftermarket, Coupe, Performance, Dodge, Ford 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack The goodness of the 2015 Dodge Challenger isn't just limited to that 707-horsepower Hellcat model. As associate editor Brandon Turkus explains, there's plenty to love about the Challenger R/T with its Scat Pack kit, complete with a 6.4-liter V8, eight-speed automatic transmission, and more poise than ever before. Read all about it in today ...
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Kids give ’40s police detective car a new life

Oct 24 2014 6:42pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

If this car could talk, it would have stories to tell that would make your hair stand on end. It’s carried suspected murderers, kidnappers and robbers of all types and witnesses to their crimes. The coal-black 1947 Dodge sedan did a decade of service as a Vancouver police detective car, and the giveaway for this car’s original use is the lack of window cranks and inside door-opener handles in the r ...
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Mopar ProMaster and Ram 2500 Concepts: Hospitable Outdoorsiness, Indoors at SEMA

Oct 24 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

As Chrysler’s in-house performance-parts brand, Mopar has historically gone large at the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas. This year is proving to be no different, with muscle cars, trucks, and compacts galore showcasing wares from the division’s extensive parts and accessories catalog. Of Ram-style note are the ProMaster Hospitality Van and the Ram 2500 Outdoorsman pickup. The upfitted ProMaster has been converted into what ...
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Ford plans to overhaul Lincoln with $5 billion push, report says

Oct 24 2014 4:58pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

New Ford CEO Mark Fields, with the renewed backing of Executive Chairman Bill Ford and the company's board, has committed the automaker to a multiyear, multibillion-dollar overhaul of Lincoln that includes a significant investme ...
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Official: Ford Q3 pretax profits drop to $1.18B

Oct 24 2014 3:38pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Ford, Lincoln, Earnings/Financials Following positive third quarter financial results recently from General Motors, rival Ford took a tumble in Q3. The automaker posted pre-tax profits of $1.18 billion, compared to about $2.59 billion in Q3 2013, a drop of around 54 percent. Net income also suffered with $835 million made in the quarter, versus $1.272 billion last year, a decline of about 34 percent. The Blue Oval blamed the g ...
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Lappi leads the battle of the ERC Awesome Foursome

Oct 24 2014 1:43pm CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Lappi leads the battle of the ERC Awesome Foursome DAY REPORT: 2014 FIA European Rally Championship, round 10 of 11 - Rallye International du Valais (Switzerland) Fri 24.10.14, 8:08PM Esapekka Lappi can make it two wins out of two on Switzerland’s round of the FIA European Rally Championship – p ...
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An $8 Million McLaren F1 Is For Sale On Craigslist

Oct 24 2014 1:05pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

We all know Craigslist is a great place to buy or sell an affordable car. I'm not so sure it is the best place to buy or sell a not-so-affordable car. But if you have $7,890,000 (you read that correctly, I did not add and extra zero) you can buy a "totally legit" McLaren F1 on ...
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