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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 South Day 1: Supra Leads, Frontenac and Fuego In Many Pieces

Sep 20 2014 10:50pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

After the parade through a once-wholesome South Carolina town and subsequent car inspections on Friday, the racing began on Saturday morning. As the day progressed, we saw a mix of the expected and unexpected; here’s how it went. First, the expected stuff: The one-of-60-built 1960 Ford Frontenac coupe of NSF Racing failed to be ready in time to catch the green flag, but then roared onto the track and looked gre ...
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Solberg on top at Germany RX

Sep 20 2014 2:48pm CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Solberg on top at Germany RX Norway’s Petter Solberg has established an early advantage at Red Kiwi World RX of Germany. Sat 20.09.14, 9:09PM Norway’s Petter Solberg has established an early advantage at Red Kiwi World RX of Germany, round nine of the FIA Wor ...
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Ford appears to be considering dropping the SVT moniker

Sep 20 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

According to a recent report, Ford is considering dropping the SVT moniker and replacing it with the 999 name ...
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Kajetanowicz is the ERC comeback king in Cyprus

Sep 20 2014 11:40am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Kajetanowicz is the ERC comeback king in Cyprus 2014 FIA European Rally Championship, round nine of 11 - CNP Asfalistiki Cyprus Rally - Leg one Sat 20.09.14, 6:06PM Kajetan Kajetanowicz has produced the ultimate comeback drive by cancelling a deficit of ...
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2015 Ford Mustang, 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, New Batmobile: This Week’s Top Photos

Sep 20 2014 12:00am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

This week we were finally able to drive the all-new 2015 Mustang. Whether it’s the base V-6, new EcoBoost or V-8-powered GT, with the 2015 redesign, the Mustang is no longer the entry-level, prosaic little pony car it once was. Bentley revealed a faster Mulsanne this week, appe ...
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Ford schools dealers on high-tech 2015 Mustang

Sep 19 2014 11:01pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Ford is concentrating on the 2.3-liter engine and other high-tech features in intensive training sessions designed to educate dealership sales ...
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LeMons South Carolina Inspections: Ford Frontenac, Renault Fuego, Family Truckster, and a Parade!

Sep 19 2014 10:40pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

We’re back at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina, for the seventh annual 24 Hours of LeMons Fall South race. This is one of our favorite places of all the stops made by the LeMons Traveling Circus each year, and one of the best things about the Fall South race is that the nearby town of Camden lets us parade all the race cars right down the main street and then combine the car inspections with a big street party, c ...
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Car Review: 2015 Ford Mustang

Sep 19 2014 9:20pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. — Who among us has not been touched in some way by the Ford Mustang? How many children, teens or adults vowed to own one after falling for its shape and its simple down-to-earth appeal? How many people tried to convince their spouses the Mustang was an ideal family car? How, after 50 years in the marketplace, can one car so dominate our dreams of driving fast, wild and free? Blasting through the twisty canyons of Angeles Crest Highway, the exhaust from the 2015 Mus ...
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Ford Offers to License Its Police “Surveillance Mode” Camera Tech to Other Cop-Car Makers

Sep 19 2014 9:08pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

We’ve sat in parking lots, bored, and switched on the backup camera feed to watch who’s behind us. Now Ford has brought this idea to its logical and safety-oriented conclusion for its Police Interceptor models: If someone walks too close to the rear, the parking sensors beep, the doors lock, and the windows roll up. Ford calls this trick “Surveillance Mode” and bills it as “a first line of defense from potential assailants”; the automaker and its partner are now ...
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What you missed on 9.19.14

Sep 19 2014 6:43pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Coupe, Sedan, Performance, Cadillac, Ford, Luxury 2015 Ford Mustang first drive Finally. After drooling over the 2015 Ford Mustang since it first drove onto our screens last year, we've now had the chance to drive Ford's pony car in and around Los Angeles. Jonathon Ramsey focuses on what's most important here, the actual driving dynamics, in his full review. Give it a read, here. New Cadillac flagship will be built ...
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