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Mercury is an entry-level luxury brand that was founded in 1939 by Edsel Ford, son of Henry Ford. Its position in Ford Motor Company is above that of the Ford brand and below Lincoln. The brand was shut down in 2011.

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    Official: Ford announces free brake pad offer if customers stop by dealers
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    These days, when you buy a new car, it's not unreasonable to expect a certain period of free maintenance to come along as well. Sometimes this is through the life of the warranty, in other cases a little less. But Ford Motor Company is going beyond those deals for at least one part of its cars. As of now, if you buy a set of Motorcraft brake pads for a ...

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    Official: NHTSA and Ford investigating steering issues in Crown Vic, Grand Marquis and Marauder
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    There may be more steering woes for the Ford Crown Victoria. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary evaluation into the Crown Vic and Mercury Grand Marquis from the 2004 to 2007 model years and the Mercury Marauder for the 2004 and 2005 model years because the steering shaft can jam. The issue could potentially affect ...

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    Auctions: eBay Find of the Day: Craterface's '49 Mercury convertible from Grease
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    Here is your chance to own your very own piece of greased lightning. Well, not the Greased Lighting, it's actually the black, flamed 1949 Mercury convertible that races against John Travolta in the classic 1978 movie Grease, and it's for auction on eBay Motors. While it appeared in the film's exciting drag race in a Los Angeles storm drain, the hot rod ...

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    Ford finds flex-fuel engine design plays big role in emissions output
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    How bad is ethanol for your engine? There's been a lot of debate on this issue as the US considers upping the biofuel content in the national gasoline supply from 10 percent (E10) to 15 percent (E15). The ethanol industry and some scientists say higher ethanol blends show no "meaningful differences" in new engines while the oil industry says ethanol ...

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    Recalls: Ford recalling 370,000 Crown Vic, Grand Marquis and Town Car models
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    The Detroit News is reporting that Ford will recall some 370,000 Crown Victoria (pictured), Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car vehicles from model years 2005 through 2011, for an issue regarding the lower intermediate steering shaft. 355,000 of the vehicles in question were sold in the US, with the other 15,000 sold in Canada. The report ...

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    Report: Proposed class-action lawsuit targets 'defective' MyFord Touch
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    A national law firm, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, has filed a proposed class action lawsuit whose presupposition is that MyFord Touch is defective. Specifically, the complaint states that the system – as well as the MyLincoln Touch and MyMercury Touch clones – often freeze, fail to respond to voice or touch commands and have issues ...

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    Report: NHTSA closes rollaway investigation into 1.56M Ford SUVs
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    It's taken four years of study, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has finally closed the books on its investigation into rollaway accusations surrounding 1.56-million Ford SUV models. The probe, which centered on the 2002-2005 Ford Explorer, 2002-2005 Mercury Mountaineer and 2003-2005 Lincoln Aviator, ends without the federal agency ...

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    Recalls: Ford finally issues recall for 230K minivans over rust problems
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    The rust issue in the rear wheel wells of 2004-2007 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans has finally led to a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began an investigation into the matter in 2011, said investigation being upgraded to an engineering analysis a year later while NHTSA tried to figure out how many model years should ...

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    Official: NHTSA investigating 725k Ford, Mercury vehicles for stalling issue
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    Owners of Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner, Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan models, listen up. According to a report on Automotive News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into these four vehicles totaling an estimated 725,000 units. The investigation appears to center around a malfunctioning throttle body on ...

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    Report: NHTSA closes probes on Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey
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    The Detroit News reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has officially closed its investigations into 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2004-2005 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey models. The separate probes found no issues that pose safety concerns. NHTSA began investigating certain Grand Cherokee SUVs over complaints that power steering ...

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    Report: NHTSA upgrades Ford floor mat unintended acceleration probe
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    According to a Bloomberg report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has upgraded an investigation into complaints of unintended acceleration lodged against Ford vehicles. The investigation began in June of 2010 when just three complaints had been received and it only concerned the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan, but this was at a time when ...

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    Official: Ford marks 5 million Sync-equipped vehicles over 5 years
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    It's pretty amazing how much in-car technology has advanced in recent years, and Ford's Sync system has been at the forefront of vehicle connectivity and infotainment. Since its debut on the 2008 Ford Focus, Ford says more than five million of its vehicles have been equipped with Microsoft-developed technology. Back when Sync was shown off in 2007, ...

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    Report: NHTSA probing 2000-2003 Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable models over throttle issue
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    A potential issue with the speed control cable collar has got the 2003-20003 Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable under the spotlight of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If the collar breaks it can cause the throttle to be stuck open. The issue is limited to vehicles with the 3.0-liter V6 Duratec. There are just 50 complaints so far out of ...

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    Report: Ford's J Mays feels vindicated by Fusion reception
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    It's hard to think back now, but the same man overseeing the design of the 2013 Ford Fusion also presided over a rather lackluster period in Ford design, highlighted by vehicles like the Five Hundred and Freestyle. With the redesigned Fusion receiving high praise, J Mays tells Automotive News that he feels vindicated from criticisms suggesting he's not a ...

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    Report: Automakers tussle over owners of 'orphan' makes
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    When General Motors put down several of its brands in recent years, it also let loose thousands of brand-loyal customers who will eventually need another car. R.L. Polk Associates estimates there are more than 18 million cars from 16 discontinued makes on the road today. Those "orphan owners" have sales-hungry competitors seeing dollar signs. GM is ...

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    Report: NHTSA upgrades investigation into Ford Freestar, Mercury Monterey rust issues
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    If you are still stuck driving a prematurely rusty 2004 Ford Freestar or Mercury Monterey minivan, you have our deepest sympathies. But for all your suffering, you might still gain some small measure of satisfaction from Ford. Remember the investigation launched by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last year? Well, the good news is that ...

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    Report: NHTSA probing nearly 2 million Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable models over stuck throttles
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    According to Reuters, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has trained its gaze on nearly two million Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable models over a potential stuck throttle issue. This past Sunday, March 11, NHTSA announced it would investigate 360,000 Taurus sedans from the 2005 and 2006 model years after the government safety regulator ...

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    Chicago: 1954 Mercury XM 800 Concept is retro-cool in execution, detail and design
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    The true jewels of most auto shows are often hidden, requiring a bit more legwork to find. During our third pass of the Chicago Auto Show, we stumbled upon a display from the Classic Car Club of America. Tucked away in a corner behind low aluminum railing, we found a stunning full-size two-door hardtop: the 1954 Mercury XM 800 Concept. When it was first ...

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    Official: Ford recalling 244k Escape models, 200,000+ Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans
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    Ford is recalling nearly half a million vehicles in two separate actions announced today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Just over 244,000 Ford Escape crossovers from model year 2001 and 2002 are being recalled for potentially leaky brake master cylinder reservoir caps, while nearly 206,000 2004 and 2005 Ford Freestar and Mercury ...

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    Report: Feds open investigation into Chevy Express, Ford Freestar rust issues
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    'Tis the season... for road salt. And with that, comes rust. And what does rust bring? Well, for Ford and General Motors, a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation. According to The Detroit News, NHTSA is looking into potential recalls issues with Chevrolet Express vans and Ford Freestar minivans. The feds have received five ...

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