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Feds Probe Power Steering In 938,000 Ford Midsize Cars

NHTSA says it has received 508 complaints alleging the cars can lose power-assisted steering

U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that the power-assisted steering can suddenly fail on three Ford midsize car models.

Ford Brings Back Jobs To Michigan From Mexico

The new Fusion sedan is expected to be a hit

Call it a job creation dividend of rescuing the U.S. auto industry. Ford Motor Co. is adding 1,200 workers to a suburban Detroit factory to build the 2013 Fusion sedan, a sign of confidence that the revamped sedan will be a big hit when it goes on sale this fall.

Is GM's Big Bet On Volt Headed For The Ditch?

Innovative, fun and fuel-efficient, the Volt suffers from consumer apprehension about any EV tech

General Motors is losing as much $49,000 each time it sells a Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle, according to analysis done by Reuters news service. The chief reason is the high start-up costs of the car and the so-far disappointing response from consumers.

Ford Recalling 2013 Escape For The Third Time

Coolant leaks can cause engines to overheat or catch fire

DETROIT (AP) - Ford is recalling 7,600 new Escapes to fix coolant leaks that can cause engines to overheat or catch fire.

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Ford C-MAX Energi Lowest Priced Plug-in Available

Tax credit drops price of hybrid below $30,000

The 2013 Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid will offer the lowest sticker price out of any plug-in vehicle in the U.S. market when it arrives later this year.

In Detail: ALTe Plug-In Powertrain Conversion

Green transportation can come in all shapes and sizes. Most of what we've seen from automakers are generally small, svelte, and aerodynamic cars--the largest consumer plug-in to go on sale this year will be the Ford C-Max Energi--but other segments could stand to benefit from a little green power themselves. We're talking heavy-duty, purpose-built work trucks. Enter Auburn Hills-based plug-in hybrid conversio

Google Gets First Ford Focus Electric Off The Line

It looks like Ford is making new friends in Mountain View. Google received an early holiday present from the Blue Oval to add to their well-known EV fleet. The Focus Electric you see above is actually the first to roll off Ford's completely transformed Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan.

MyFord Touch Fixed, Customers To Receive Update By Mail [VIDEO]

Ford has finally done it. After a troubled first year, MyFord Touch will get the upgrade we've all been waiting for. Ford says they have updated over 1000 screens. But is it enough?

World Report 8/26: Gaddafi's Electric Fiat 500 And More [PHOTOS]

Welcome to TRANSLOGIC World Report: Your weekly roundup of transportation tech news from around the web.

Ford now offering over 9,000 official reproduction parts for restorations

First generation Ford Bronco – Click above for high-res image gallery

Ford goes green the old fashioned way, by recycling

It's been a while since Ford produced vehicles with wood as a primary building material, or even as a dashboard accent. So you wouldn't really think of Ford as being a big consumer of virgin timber. But what about millions, literally millions of owners manuals, warranty booklets, sales brochures and even internal corporate-printed pieces? It all adds up to a virtual forest. So, Ford has announced plans to cut down on its tree-cutting.

Ford on track to reach goal of doubling flex-fuel vehicle production

Turn back the clock to 2006, when Ford Motor Company announced it was taking flex-fuel vehicles seriously. That year, the company built 185,000 autos that could run on gasoline, ethanol or any combination of the two up to E85 (85 percent ethanol). Ford also pledged that the company's production of flex-fuel vehicles would double by 2010.

Ford fleet vehicles gets greener with addition of E85, EcoBoost, electric drive and so on

Ford Transit Connect Taxi – Click above for high-res image gallery

Report: Ford source says three-cylinder EcoBoost won't come to U.S. before the right vehicle does

Just a few days back, Ford unveiled a brand new EcoBoost engine in Beijing. This engine, a 1.0-liter inline three-cylinder, will become one of the company's most efficient powerplants ever. Aside from engine size and number of cylinders, Ford was reluctant to release any more information for us to go on, but we speculated that the e

Report: Ford earns $2.1B profit in Q1

According to The Detroit News, Ford has officially announced its fourth straight profitable quarter in a row. The company managed to make $2.1 billion in profits over the first three months of 2010, thanks largely to a rapid increase in sales during the first part of the year. The company saw North American sales increase by around 39 percent compared to a year ago. At the same time, business is booming in China, where the Blue Oval mana

Earth Day honoree: Bill Ford, from crazy environmentalist to industry innovator

Let's sit down for a moment and think back to 1988. Have a clear picture yet? Neither did we, at first, so here's a refresher. Back then, environmentalists were likened to extremists. Their viewpoints were thought to be so far-fetched and disconnected from popular views that they were outsiders, even weirdos. In some ways, Bill Ford fit into that group of crazy environmentalists. Not a major problem, unless you're hired as the director of Ford Motor

Ford executive chairman says electric vehicles will be a game changer

Ford executive chairman Bill Ford closed out the 2010 SAE World Congress with a reminder: "All the early cars were electric." Why do so few people remember that electric cars date back more than a hundred years? Ford suggested it's because, electric cars have "been around really for the past century or so, but they really haven't had mass market appeal." There's the answer: with

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