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Ford Says It has Fixed the Cooling System Problem on Escape and Fusion Models That Could Cause a Fire
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Ford Says It has Fixed the Cooling System Problem on Escape and Fusion Models That Could Cause a Fire

Dec 11 2012, 1:31pm CST | by

The solution is a software upgrade

Not too long ago Ford issued a recall on certain 2013 Fusion and Escape vehicles that use the 1.6 L Ecoboost engine. Ford recall the vehicles due to a risk of fire and at the time wasn't sure how it...

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Ford Says It has Fixed the Cooling System Problem on Escape and Fusion Models That Could Cause a Fire

Dec 11 2012, 1:31pm CST | by

The solution is a software upgrade

Not too long ago Ford issued a recall on certain 2013 Fusion and Escape vehicles that use the 1.6 L Ecoboost engine. Ford recall the vehicles due to a risk of fire and at the time wasn't sure how it's going to fix the problem. Ford has now announced that it has found a fix and the fix requires no part replacement.

According to Ford, the issue can be fixed with a software upgrade. The recall covered 89,150 vehicles and owners of the affected cars can go to Ford dealerships and have their cars computer system upgraded with new software. The upgrade will enable the car to keep the turbocharged engine cool negating the risk of fire.

I have to wonder if this fix involves turning down the boost, which could mean less performance than owners remember. Ford previously reported 12 fires in Escape SUVs in one in a Fusion.

 
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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 Evaluation into the 2013 Ford Explorer Po ...
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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 at Silverstone. Can the tiny, light-makes- ...
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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 ...
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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 or â ...
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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 that image of the pe ...
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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 drive ...
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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 compet ...
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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 th ...
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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 haulers like the 2015 Nissan Murano and more in this ...
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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 trends. It ...
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