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26Ford announces four recalls, 1.4M vehicles affected

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.

24Ford recalling 370,000 Crown Vic, Grand Marquis and Town Car models

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.

61NHTSA investigating 725k Ford, Mercury vehicles for stalling issue

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 non-hybrid models of the 2005-2012 Escape and 2011-2012 Fusion. With Mercury dying off after the 2011 model year, this probe will also apply to the 200

29NHTSA investigating Ford Freestyle over unintended lunging

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 lunging."

37Ford using $10,000 car-sized balloons for crash-testing

click the image above for a high-resolution gallery of Ford's car balloons

14Ford unveils radar-based Collision Warning with Brake Support system

Click above for high-res gallery detailing Ford's new radar-based safety tech

9Ford proposes intelligent active safety system

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 of oft-driven roads.

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