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    Report: NHTSA closes book on Ford, GM probes of 600,000 vehicles
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    US safety regulators have closed a pair of investigations into some 500,000 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Marauder sedans built between 2004 to 2007, and 100,000 Chevrolet Impala models from 2014. The Ford investigation focused on rusting heat shields, which may become dislodged and jam the steering, according to Reuters. The National ...

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    Recalls: Ford announces bevy of recalls, 2 of which are recalls on recalls
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    Ford has announced five separate recalls, affecting 202,000 vehicles built between 2005 and 2014. It's not been a great couple of weeks for Ford. On October 30, the company announced a 205,000-unit recall, and yesterday, it was revealed that the Ford brand's year-over-year sales were down over 5,000 units while the company itself was down 3,000 units ...

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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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    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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    Fitting Retirement: Grand Marquis last Mercury off the line
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    The signs have come down and retail production ended back in October of 2010. Now, the very last Mercury model has rolled off the assembly line. This last Mercury somewhat fittingly takes the form of a Grand Marquis reporting for fleet duty. It was built at the St. Thomas plant in Ontario, Canada, which is the same facility that continues to produce the ...

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    Mercury production to cease in late September?
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    If Automotive News is correct – and they usually are – it looks like Mercury won't make it to Thanksgiving this year. Heck, they won't even make it through Halloween according to a new report. AN is saying that three dealers have come with forward with news of the automaker's plans. What they're saying is that the 71-year-old brand will start ...

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    Orphan Car Show 2010: Mercury makes its inaugural appearance... sort of
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    Unfortunately for the Mercury brand, last week's surprise announcement that it would now be eligible for the Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show coincided with severe storms that rolled through southeast Michigan just 12 hours before the festivities were set to begin. The flooding of Riverside Park caused the cancellation of the official show, but a few dozen ...

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    Ford and Canadian Auto Workers reportedly reach a deal
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    Ford Motor Company and the leadership of the Canadian Auto Workers union have reached a tentative agreement after a marathon four-day wrap-up to negotiations. Union membership needs to approve the deal, which will guarantee a Great White North presence for Ford until at least 2012. Voting is underway this weekend, and if approved, the CAW will be ...

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    Top Ten "green" cars that met their fate during Cash for Clunkers
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    One rule that all clunked cars needed to adhere to was a maximum rating of 18 MPG from the federal government, right? What wasn't required was that the clunked car be considered dirty. After all, it's pretty clear that CNG vehicles burn clean, but that didn't stop 232 of them from meeting their sodium silicate solution-induced death. We looked through ...

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    Top Ten "green" cars that met their fate during Cash for Clunkers
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    One rule that all clunked cars needed to adhere to was a maximum rating of 18 MPG from the federal government, right? What wasn't required was that the clunked car be considered dirty. After all, it's pretty clear that CNG vehicles burn clean, but that didn't stop 232 of them from meeting their sodium silicate solution-induced death. We looked through ...

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    Mercury dying: No updates planned past 2010
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    There's further proof that Ford's planetary division could soon wave goodbye, according to Automotive News. While we've already reported on the apparent lack of supplier deals for the ailing upmarket brand from Ford, some further dissection reveals just how close Mercury may be to the brink of extinction. For instance, no Mercury vehicle currently exists ...

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    Ford to shutter Ontario plant sometime in 2010
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    Despite the lack of a formal announcement (nor any real surprise), the Detroit News has the inside scoop on Ford's plan to close its Ontario plant after production of the Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car ceases, likely by the end of 2010.The 2.6-million square foot facility currently employs over 2,400 workers and has built a ...

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    Crown Vic prepares to give up its scepter
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    click above image to view more pics of the Ford Crown Victoria According to Ford sources who gossiped to Ward's Auto, the Ford Crown Victoria won't be available on retail lots after 2008. From 2009, the only folks who can buy one are police and taxi drivers. Even that frontier is being threatened, with police departments snapping up Dodge Chargers and ...

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    Ford's RWD offerings are focused on fleets
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    While most of us haven't even thought about the big rear-drive Ford sedans much lately (unless one was wearing taxi or limo livery), those cars have received a lot of attention internally at Ford. The Lincoln Town Car, Mercury Grand Marquis and Ford Crown Victoria have moved from active duty to scheduled for deletion to back into semi-production over the ...

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    Spy Shots: Ford Crown Victoria Special Edition, Yay!
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    Many fans of the Ford Motor Company are longing for some form of the RWD Interceptor concept to become a production reality, and little do they know, such a vehicle is on the way. Well, it's not exactly the Interceptor concept, but spy shots of the 2008 Crown Victoria show that the original Police special will receive the Ford corporate three-bar grille ...

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    Not all resale values are created equal
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    Buying a new car or truck can be a very expensive endeavor. Style, safety, and reliability are usually at the top of shopper's lists, but the one area that will get you in the end is the all-important resale value. Some vehicles, like the Honda Odyssey, hold their value extremely well, even after five years. Owners of the Dodge Caravan aren't nearly as ...

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    Volvo, Ford, Chrysler recalling thousands
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    The NHTSA says Ford, Volvo and Chrysler are recalling a total of about 300,600 vehicles.Ford gets off relatively light and is bringing in 422 Crown Vics and Mercury Grand Marquis to replace improperly secured windshields.Volvo, however, will install new software to fix speed controls on more than 170,000 cars. Models affected include the 1999-2000 C70 ...

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    IIHS side crash ratings for FJ Cruiser, Ford Freestyle, Fusion, Crown Vic
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has wrapped up its latest round of clinical crashing and, as is customary, improvements were seen on newer models, while older vehicles didn't fare quite as well.Toyota's FJ Cruiser scored a 'good' rating due to its optional side-curtain airbags, with minimal intrusion into the passenger compartment. Joining ...

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    Ford Crown Vic redesign due in 2009, the fuzz is pleased
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    The Crown Victoria will live! That's the word, according to a recent article in Law and Order magazine, which puts to rest rumors of Ford killing off its body-on-frame, V8-powered, RWD sedan, loved by police and loathed by anyone who's gotten the gumball machine treatment.The Crown Victoria Police Interceptor (CVPI) will continue to be produced in its ...

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