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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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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, and exha ...
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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 rides on the same wheelbase as the Accent models that live at the ...
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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 taxes overpaid by ...
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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 t ...
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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 back to the US. ...
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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 yea ...
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Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: September 2014

Oct 1 2014 1:43pm CDT | Source: Cars.com

The kids went back to school, the leaves began to change colors and car shoppers in September sent new-car sales from the largest seven automakers up about 10 percent versus a depressed September 2013. That made for some significant reshuffling in the top 10 sellers. As Toyota Camry shoppers await the updated 2015 model, the Honda Accord spent its second month as America's best-selling sedan, and the Ford Escape broke in to the top 10 sellers for the first time since March 2014. Re ...
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GM outlines strategy for new products, growth in China

Oct 1 2014 1:36pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Technology, Cadillac, GM, Earnings/Financials, Luxury "Our strategic plan is a pathway to earn customers for life and create significant shareholder value in the process." - Mary Barra General Motors laid out ambitious plans on Wednesday to become the world's "most valued automotive company," a goal it says it can reach by strengthening its business in China, rebuilding the Cadillac luxury brand and fixing the fo ...
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2014 Paris Auto Show

Oct 1 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: KBB

Even though the European market continues to struggle, the Paris Motor Show promises a heaping helping of high end exotics, sports cars and upscale sedans leavened by a handful of mainstream models and futuristic show cars.  Among the high performance debuts, Paris will see the launch of the Mercedes-AMG GT, the successor to the SLS Gullwing, Lamborghini will show a 2+2 concept called the Asterion, Aston Martin has its Vanquish Carbon Editions, Bentley a new Mulsanne Speed, F ...
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GM reveals performance details of 2015 Corvette Z06

Oct 1 2014 12:54pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

GM has officially detailed performance specs of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, and just as we expected, its supercharged 6.2-litre V8 is quite fast. Equipped with the new eight-speed automatic and Z07 performance package — which adds Brembo carb0n-ceramic brakes, a handful of aerodynamic tweaks and a set of super-sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires — GM says the Corvette Z06 can sprint from a standstill to 100 km/h in only 2.95 seconds. Opt for the seven-speed automatic and the Z ...
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