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    Recalls: Ford announces four recalls, 1.4M vehicles affected
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    Ford is taking a bit of the spotlight away from General Motors, announcing a major group of recall campaigns, covering a total of 1.4 million vehicles built between 2006 and 2013. Let's start with the big one, which covers the Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner and, according to The Detroit News, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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    Report: NHTSA investigating Ford Freestyle over unintended lunging
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    Thanks to Toyota's recent throttle and floor mat recalls, the term "unintended acceleration" has forever been etched into our minds. Automotive News reports that an investigation of the Ford Freestyle by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration could introduce us to "unintended ...

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    Report: Ford faces $850,000 fine for deaths of two Canadian workers
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    Ford Motor Company of Canada has pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to take all reasonable precautions to protect the safety of two workers, and the automaker faces a $850,000 fine as a result. According to The Canadian Press, an employee was accidentally crushed to death between two ...

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    Ford using $10,000 car-sized balloons for crash-testing
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    click the image above for a high-resolution gallery of Ford's car balloons
    Ford is working hard to continue earning top marks for crash safety. With a platform inherited from Volvo, they might as well keep piling on the goodies, including radar-assisted cruise control that keeps an eye out for ...

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    Ford unveils radar-based Collision Warning with Brake Support system
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    Click above for high-res gallery detailing Ford's new radar-based safety tech
    Just a day after unveiling its innovative and controversial MyKey system, Ford has come back with another piece of new technology, this time safety related, that will start appearing on some 2009 models. It's called ...

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    Ford to offer new blind spot and hazard detection in 2009
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    We've all done it; you're halfway through a lane change and suddenly a horn sounds and snaps you to reality. Whether you failed to check your blind spot adequately, or just plain oblivious, Ford's introducing a two features to help you out. The Blind Spot Mirror and Cross Traffic Alert with Blind ...

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    Ford proposes intelligent active safety system
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    After driving the same route to and from work every day shouldn't your car know every bump in the road? Every curve? Every blind intersection and speed trap? Ford agrees, and is working with several partners to develop an automotive system that uses navigation and GPS systems to learn the dangers ...

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