Ford is considering killing off the Taurus and C-Max, sources say.
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This recall expansion brings the total number of affected cars to nearly 2.4 million.
The recall affects cars from 2012 to 2016 and is aimed at specific states.
The French government is investigating models from Ford, Mercedes, and Renault for producing excessive emissions.
New York judge declines to throw the mpg-spurred case out.
Buyers of the 2016 Ford C-Max Energi in California and Maryland will be able to charge for free at a network of Level 2 chargers.
Ford will no longer produce the Focus and C-Max at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI, beyond 2018. The future of this facility remains uncertain, and it's said that Ford will shift production of these vehicles to Mexico.
Over 400,000 Focus, Escape, and C-Max vehicles are being recalled over bad body control module software that can prevent owners from shutting their cars off.
President Barack Obama will be making a speech celebrating the auto industry's progress from the idled factory responsible for the slow-selling Ford Focus and C-Max.
If you say a car – the Ford C-Max Hybrid, for example – is "fun to drive," can anyone really come up with some empirical evidence against your claim? What about calling it "versatile"? We wonder if Ford has been thinking along these lines when it talks about the green little hatch.
Ford might not have the splashiest booth here at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, but the automaker is showing off quite a bit of hardware that will actually end up on roads across Europe. Parisians are no doubt tickled at getting to see the specifications of the Mustang tuned for The Continent (which has a revised suspension for European roads, and a few visual nips and tucks), in addition to the revised face of the family-friendly C-Max.
Ford has announced a major recall of 850,000 vehicles from model years 2013 and 2014 due to a problem with the "restraints control module."
Looking at a Ford Focus? These days you can get it as a five-door hatch, a four-door sedan, or... that's all. European buyers don't even get our sedan, but they do get a wagon. And while the three-door hatch, two-door coupe and two-door cabrio have long since ended production, buyers around the world can also get the company's larger C-Max. And now, like the Focus upon which it's based, Ford is preparing to roll out a new version.
The Ford C-Max hatchback looks to be getting a few cosmetic updates, as evidenced in this latest set of spy photos. Like the smaller Focus, which also received a nip/tuck for the 2015 model year, the C-Max appears to be getting a revised front fascia with slimmer headlamps and a more, shall we say, Aston Martin-like grille. Around back, there looks to be a new bumper with redesigned taillamps, as well.
Ford hybrid customers apparently have very short memories. With two EPA fuel economy reratings in the last year, sales of the C-Max, Fusion Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ haven't been too terribly dented, Ward's Auto reports.
The Blue Oval may have to back off a bit from the green messaging. Ford has had to lower fuel-economy ratings on a number of 2013 and 2014 model-year vehicles, namely its hybrids. And that may force the US automaker to rethink some of its marketing strategy, Automotive News reports.