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    Recalls: Ford recalls 83k Taurus and crossover models for halfshaft issue
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    Ford and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued a recall for some 83,250 vehicles in the US, for an issue with halfshafts. More specifically a "halfshaft retention circlip" might not have been properly installed on affected vehicles, with the result being halfshafts that ...

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    Recalls: Ford issues six recalls covering 101,000 vehicles for multiple issues
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    Ford is announcing six separate recalls for a variety of issues affecting a dozen models and a total of 100,610 vehicles in North America. However, according to Ford spokesperson Kelli Felker, "None of them have caused accidents or injuries." Half of them cover fewer than 1,000 cars. The largest ...

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    Report: 2013 Ford models hit with trio of recalls, 465k for fire risk
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    According to The Detroit News, Ford is issuing three separate recalls on new 2013 models, one of which affects 465,000 vehicles. That largest recall comes as the result of 600 complaints of fuel leaks, which could lead to a fire risk, the report indicates. Included in the 465k-unit recall are the ...

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    Review: 2013 Ford Flex
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    More Of The Same Is Just Fine With Us The Ford Flex hasn't seen much sales success since it first hit America's streets back in 2008, and its boxy flanks have been decidedly hit or miss with the buying public. Still, when we first got a chance to drive the Flex, the big crossover was a ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Ford Flex
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    Freshly Tweaked For A Second Life Ford has not been long known for polarizing design. The company's styling philosophy has read more closely along the lines of "cheap and cheerful." But when it brought out the Flex in 2008 as a 2009 model, Ford started down a road of trying to be more ...

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    Official: MyFord Touch, MyLincoln Touch upgrades shipping this week
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    A few months back, Ford told us that it had listened to consumers and wanted to cure the ills of the first generation MyFord Touch. Starting today, the Blue Oval will begin shipping out USB drives to owners of 2013 Ford Taurus and Flex models, allowing them to install the latest version of the ...

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    Los Angeles: 2013 Ford Flex brings the funk
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    We at Autoblog like the Ford Flex, lackluster sales numbers aside. Ever since its launch in 2008, we've grown quite fond of not only its boxy styling, but its high levels of overall comfort, refinement and usability. Adding the EcoBoost engine in 2009 only sweetened the deal, and now, there's a ...

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    Official: 2013 Ford Flex gets funkier with new nose, updated power and tech
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    Ford is certainly embracing the weirdness of its Flex crossover – at least, in terms of design – for its 2013 model year refresh. Set to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week, the 2013 Flex features a restyled front fascia that strikes us as flashier and somehow more robotic ...

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    Spy Shots: 2013 Ford Flex shows the way with revised schnoz
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    Spy photographers have managed to snap a fairly clear look at what the next iteration of the Ford Flex will bring to the table. If these photos are any indication, the crossover will wear a mild facelift that includes updates to the vehicle's grille, fog lights and front fascia as well as new ...

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    Ford reports Vista Roof sales are through the... ceiling
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    Ford's Vista Roof option has been selling well recently, and the automaker says this is, in part, to the little shot of Vitamin D it gives to drivers' everyday commutes. The split glass roof also has UV protection comparable to SPF-50 sunscreen, which should satisfy even the fairest-skinned ...

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    Spy Shots: 2013 Ford Flex caught sporting first major update
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    The engineers and designers at Ford are hard at work on the next take for one of its largest crossovers. Our spy photographers have managed to snap a few photos of the 2013 Ford Flex ahead of its debut later this year, and from the looks of things, the vehicle will borrow more than a few styling ...

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    Consumer Reports releases 2011 list of American Top Picks, Ford again on top
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    Ford Fusion Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    For the second year running, the Ford Fusion has not only come out as the top family sedan pick in Consumer Reports' list of the 2011 American Top Picks, once again eclipsing the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry in ...

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    Quick Spin: 2011 Ford Flex Titanium
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    Where Useful Crossover Meets Luxury Sport Wagon
    2011 Ford Flex Titanium – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford has been hard at work building the finest arsenal of in-cabin technologies in the auto industry, and our recent reviews of its products suggest the effort is paying off. ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #189 - Flex sunsetting, NHTSA stars, saleable Sebrings and a cruise in the Cruze
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    Chris Shunk, Sam Abuelsamid and Dan Roth are back for Episode #188 of the Autoblog Podcast. Topics this time around include rumors of a Ford Flex/Lincoln MKT phase-out after 2013, changes to the way NHTSA crash rating scores are ...

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    Toyota Sienna score in Consumer Reports plunges, no longer top-rated
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    2011 Toyota Sienna – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's generally accepted that every new iteration of any vehicle is somehow better than its predecessor. And that's true of the 2011 Toyota Sienna minivan, which is festooned with more goodies (like a 16.4-inch widescreen monitor ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #189
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    It's time again to put your thinking caps on and ask our podcast crew anything you want to know. Don't forget to vote on which questions deserve our attention the most, though we'll try to get to as many as we can. Discussion topics for ...

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    Report: Lincoln MKT, Ford Flex to be phased out at end of 2013?
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    2010 Lincoln MKT – click above for high-res image gallery
    Doesn't it seem like only yesterday that Ford was in charge of seven different brands? Now The Blue Oval is down to two, Ford and Lincoln, after today's sale of Volvo to Chinese automaker Geely and the pending execution of Mercury. ...

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    IIHS awards Top Safety Picks to Audi, Ford, Hyundai and VW on strength of roofs
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    2010 Insurance Institute For Highway Safety rollover tests – click above for high-res images
    Perish the thought, haters! The above Lincoln MKT is getting its roof caved in not on aesthetic grounds, but rather to test its ability to survive a rollover accident. If you haven't guessed by now, ...

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    Officially Official: Ford Flex gets new top-shelf Titanium model
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    2011 Ford Flex Titanium – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Earlier this month, Editor Paukert spied a caravan of Ford Flex prototypes sporting new trim pieces that indicated a higher-level trim model is in the works. A source within Ford confirmed that our assumptions were correct, ...

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    Freep: Ford committed to building Flex, even with new Explorer in the wings
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    2010 Ford Flex Ecoboost – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Despite its many functional charms, the U.S. car market has simply never warmed up to the Ford Flex in the two years it has been on sale. Nonetheless, Ford will persevere with the big wagon even after the all-new Explorer goes ...

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