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  • Ford recalls more than 40,000 Bronco Sport and Escape models for fuel leak It's an expansion of a much larger recall from 2022

    04/15/2024 6:15:46 AM PDT · by V_TWIN · 42 replies ^ | Apr 10th 2024 | JEREMY KORZENIEWSKI
    Ford issued a recall for 42,652 examples of its 2022-2023 Bronco Sport and 2022 Escape SUVs to address a fuel leak caused by a cracked fuel injector. Vehicles equipped with 1.5-liter EcoBoost engines are included in the recall. The fix includes the installation of a drain tube to redirect any leaking fuel from the engine to the ground along with a software update that adds fuel injector leak detection to the engine control unit. This might sound eerily familiar to owners of these particular vehicles. Back in November of 2022, Ford issued a much larger recall covering a similar range...
  • Owners of Ford Bronco used in OJ Simpson chase ready to sell infamous SUV — and want at least $1.5M

    04/15/2024 6:35:46 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/15/2024 | Yaron Steinbuch
    The infamous white Ford Bronco carrying OJ Simpson in a low-speed chase across Los Angeles after the murders of his ex-wife and her friend may finally be up for sale — with the hope of getting at least $1.5 million. The 1993 SUV’s three owners – Simpson’s former agent Michael Gilbert and two friends of longtime pal Al Cowlings, who was behind the wheel June 17, 1994 – told Clict they plan to cash in on the new interest following last week’s death of the disgraced NFL great. “Before OJ passed, we had always thought this was going to be...
  • Ford to delay all-electric SUV, truck to focus on offering hybrid vehicles across its lineup by 2030

    04/04/2024 7:35:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    CNBC ^ | APR 4 20248:31 AM EDT | Michael Wayland
    DETROIT – Ford Motor is delaying production of a new all-electric large SUV and pickup truck, as it shifts to offer hybrid options across its entire North American lineup by 2030. The Detroit automaker on Thursday said it will continue to invest in EVs, but it is postponing production of the three-row SUV at a plant in Canada from 2025 to 2027 to allow for the market to mature more. The pickup is being pushed back from late 2025 to 2026. The shift in EV plans is the latest for Ford and the entire automotive industry as adoption has been...
  • Ford takes second in US EV market after sales climb 86% as lower prices take effect

    04/03/2024 3:12:35 PM PDT · by Miami Rebel · 82 replies
    Electrek ^ | April 3, 2024
    Ford is starting 2024 off strong with EV sales up 86% through the first three months. The growth was enough for Ford to place second in the US EV market behind only Tesla. Ford’s sales surge comes after slashing prices earlier this year. Ford takes second behind Tesla in the US EV market. Ford announced that electric vehicle sales increased 86%, with 20,223 EVs sold through the first quarter of 2024. The F-150 Lightning remained America’s best-selling electric pickup, with 7,743 units handed over, topping Rivian’s R1T. Meanwhile, Mustang Mach-E sales surged 77% YOY with 9,589 electric SUVs handed over....
  • Christine Blasey Ford celebrated by Hollywood liberals at star-studded book party: 'We stand with you' (Kerry Washington, Elizabeth Banks, Busy Phillips, Marisa Tomei, Monica Lewinsky, Dylan Mulvaney)

    03/26/2024 3:59:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/25/24 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Hollywood liberals rolled out the red carpet for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kanavaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford as part of her splashy media tour promoting her new book. Ford entered the national spotlight in 2018 after she came forward with a sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh during his Senate confirmation, igniting an explosive political battle on Capitol Hill. She resurfaced last week with the release of her memoir "One Way Back." The latest stop on her book tour was a star-studded party held Sunday in West Hollywood. "We stand with you because you have stood with us so courageously, and...

    03/26/2024 3:00:04 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 59 replies
    Ford Authority ^ | March 5, 2024 | Brett Foote
    Following the arrival of the all-new Ford Ranger in several international markets, the redesigned pickup debuted for North America way back in May 2023. *snip* In January, a grand total of 2,644 2024 Ford Ranger pickups were built at MAP, which represented an increase of 2,242 units, or 558 percent, compared to December 2023. That number grew to 2,871 units in February – an increase of 227 units, or around 8.6 percent. More surprising, Ford sold precisely zero Rangers last month, meaning that the supply of 2023 models seems to be depleted, and there simply aren’t any new 2024 models...
  • Another Biden Program Bites The Dust! Ford Halts 2024 F-150 Lightning Shipments (Jan Car And Light Truck Sales Down -0.7% YoY As M2 Money Growth Remains Negative)

    02/24/2024 1:32:37 PM PST · by Kaiser8408a · 24 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 02/24/2024 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Another Biden program bites the dust, this time his big push to encourage everyone to buy an electric vehicle (EV). Meanwhile, Biden keeps going on vacation (as if he REALLY cares about middle America). Cars and light trucks are seeing declining YoY sales in January (-0.7%) as M2 Money growth remains negative. Automotive News was the first to report Ford Motor Co. halted shipments of all 2024 F-150 Lightning electric pickup trucks for an undisclosed quality control issue just weeks after slashing production volumes for the EV model due to sliding demand. Last month, Ford announced plans to slash the...
  • 50 years after Tim Horton's deadly car crash, we clear up one lingering mystery

    02/22/2024 6:37:16 AM PST · by OttawaFreeper · 43 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Feb 17 2024 | Edward Brown
    Tim Horton loved cars more than he loved coffee, and it cost him his life. By 1973, the 43-year-old four-time Stanley Cup champion and future Hockey Hall of Famer had played 23 seasons in the NHL. Nonetheless, with the new season approaching, Buffalo Sabres general manager Punch Imlach enticed Horton to play an additional year for $150,000 and sweetened the deal with a sporty De Tomaso Ford Pantera. Imlach preyed on Horton’s lifelong weakness for fast cars, and the player couldn’t resist the offer of owning the supercar. Four months later, when Horton perished driving the sports car at breakneck...
  • Ford, GM CEOs open to partnerships to compete with China

    02/22/2024 4:53:08 AM PST · by bert · 18 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 2/22/2024 | Eric Revell
    Ford CEO Jim Farley and GM CEO Mary Barra said they are open to collaborating with automakers on EV tech to compete with China The CEOs of leading U.S. automakers Ford and GM on Thursday signaled they are open to considering partnerships to lower the cost of electric vehicle technology to compete with low-cost Chinese EVs looking to the U.S. and European markets. "If there’s ways that we can partner with others, especially on technologies that are not consumer-facing, and be more efficient with R&D as well as capital, we’re all in," GM CEO Mary Barra told investors at a...
  • Ford, UAW reach deal to avert strike at Kentucky truck plant

    02/21/2024 11:18:53 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/2024 | FILIP TIMOTIJA
    A United Auto Workers (UAW) local union, UAW Local 62, and Ford have reached a deal to avert a strike at a Louisville, Ky., truck plant. The deal comes as the UAW union said nearly 9,000 autoworkers threatened to strike Friday at Ford’s most profitable plant that produces SUVs and pickups. Ford was “pleased to have reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract,” according to a statement provided Wednesday to The Hill. The UAW said “local issues” related to “skilled trades, ergonomics and health & safety” were addressed with the deal. The union added that contracts with three...
  • Ford slashes prices of 2023 Mustang Mach-E and adds huge incentives for F-150 Lightning

    02/20/2024 7:27:09 PM PST · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    Electrek ^ | Feb 20 2024 - 7:00 am PT | Staff
    Less than 24 hours after lowering prices of its 2023 Mustang Mach-E models in Canada, Ford Motor Company has followed suit in the US, reducing MSRPs of all trims to adapt to slower EV demand. Lease programs offer additional discounts in the US, making the Mach-E more affordable than ever. Additionally, Ford has added new incentives for the F-150 Lightning. It’s been over four years since Ford first unveiled the Mustang Mach-E – an all-electric crossover SUV that took one of its most celebrated nameplates and adapted it for the EV age (met with a mix of love and hate)....
  • ‘It’s Scary Right Now’: Autoworkers Worried Biden’s Electric Vehicle Push Could Kill ‘Thousands Of Jobs’

    02/19/2024 4:43:56 PM PST · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 19, 2024 3:53 PM ET | WILL KESSLER
    Michigan autoworkers are worried that President Joe Biden’s policies pushing for a transition to electric vehicles (EV) will cost their jobs, according to The New York Times. Some autoworkers represented by the United Auto Workers (UAW) union are not pleased with the president’s support of EVs due to the products needing less manpower to produce, which could eliminate tens of thousands of jobs not just in manufacturing, but also in supporting services like insurance and trucking, according to the NYT. Biden has made union support a key part of his campaign and presidential policy, but his push to have half...
  • Ford ‘Careful’ About Manufacturing in United States Post UAW Strike

    02/17/2024 10:06:33 AM PST · by CFW · 32 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 2/17/24 | By Naveen Athrappully
    Ford CEO Jim Farley suggested the company may have to rethink its “manufacturing footprint” in the United States after last year’s conflict with a worker’s union. Speaking at the Wolfe Research Global Auto Conference in New York on Thursday, Mr. Farley said that Ford always took pride in its relationship with United Auto Workers (UAW), according to the Associated Press. Since the 1970s, the company has not experienced any strikes involving the union. However, this relationship changed last year when Ford’s Louisville factory in Kentucky was shut down by the UAW. As the company seeks to transition to electric vehicles...
  • Ford CEO says company will rethink where it builds vehicles after last year’s autoworkers strike

    02/16/2024 8:07:51 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 79 replies
    AP ^ | 02 15 2024 | TOM KRISHER
    Last fall’s contentious United Auto Workers’ strike changed Ford’s relationship with the union to the point where it will “think carefully” about where it builds future vehicles, Ford’s top executive said Thursday. CEO Jim Farley told the Wolfe Research Global Auto Conference in New York that the company always took pride in its relationship with the UAW, having avoided strikes since the 1970s. But last year, Ford’s highly profitable factory in Louisville, Kentucky, was the first truck plant that the UAW shut down with a strike. Farley said as the company looks at the transition from internal combustion to electric...
  • Ford, GM CEOs open to partnerships to compete with China

    02/16/2024 5:04:28 AM PST · by bert · 15 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 2/16/2024 | Eric Revell
    Ford CEO Jim Farley and GM CEO Mary Barra said they are open to collaborating with automakers on EV tech to compete with China The CEOs of leading U.S. automakers Ford and GM on Thursday signaled they are open to considering partnerships to lower the cost of electric vehicle technology to compete with low-cost Chinese EVs looking to the U.S. and European markets. "If there’s ways that we can partner with others, especially on technologies that are not consumer-facing, and be more efficient with R&D as well as capital, we’re all in," GM CEO Mary Barra told investors at a...
  • Wait, That’s How Much Money Ford Lost for Every Electric Truck Sold

    01/29/2024 8:12:40 PM PST · by bitt · 59 replies
    townhall ^ | 1/26/2024 | matt vespa
    Electric vehicles are the future, they said. They’re the quintessential pain in the backside that isn’t worth the money and a resource drainer for the working family. Who am I kidding? These cars aren’t for people like us. It’s for rich, wealthy, woke whites who think they’re doing their part in going green. They’re really setting up their families to freeze to death when the battery dies as temperatures dip. In Canada, one man detailed how these vehicles were the greatest scam of the modern era, given the $130,000-plus investment he sunk into this cockamamie lefty idea. When the EV...
  • Ford plans to hire Chinese military software supplier for EV factory in US: GOP investigators

    01/29/2024 5:02:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Fox News via MSN ^ | 1/29/24 | Thomas Catenacci
    Ford Motor Company is planning to contract technology and software from at least four Chinese firms that supply similar services to the Chinese government and military, and the North Korean government, according to contracts obtained by Republican investigators. The revelations — which were released Monday by Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., the chair of the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, and Energy and Commerce Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash. — are part of the GOP's ongoing joint investigation into Ford's partnership with Fujian, China-based electric vehicle (EV) battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL).
  • Inconvenient Truths About Electric Vehicles (Expensive, Battery Woes, Few Charging Stations) Ford Cuts Lightning Production As Dealers Stuck With Unwanted EVs

    01/20/2024 8:22:12 AM PST · by Kaiser8408a · 46 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 01/20/2024 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Al Gore, former Clinton VP and Senator from Tennessee, has made millions of dollars from his hysterical film about global warning called “An Inconvenient Truth.” For that, Gore (undeservedly) won a Nobel Prize. Then again, Obama won a Nobel Prize for Peace then proceeded bombing people. You can’t make this stuff up. Well, here are 8 inconvenient truths about electric vehicles that Globalist Democrats like Obama, Biden, Gore and Kerry have been hawking like carnival barkers. EVs are more expensive EVs are inconvenient for anyone who needs a public charger EVs are inconvenient for anyone who drives long distances Insurance...
  • 2020 Ford Explorer ST 10 spd Transmission Problem

    01/08/2024 7:54:18 PM PST · by TNoldman · 16 replies
    Tnoldman | 7 | Tnoldman
    My 2020 Ford Explorer ST 10 spd Transmission shifts rough when coming to a Stop and when accelerating at 55 mph. (73000 miles). Dealer says needs new transmission or rebuild. I have heard of problems being solved with PCM Update or a new Valvebody. Advise needed to help in diagnosis and repair. Thank you.
  • Gas-Powered Savior: Tesla Cybertruck with Christmas Tree Gets Stuck in Snow, Is Rescued by Ford Truck

    12/18/2023 11:51:06 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/18/2023 | Lucas Nolan
    A recent incident involving a Tesla Cybertruck getting stuck carrying a Christmas tree in a California forest has become a viral sensation, especially because the stranded electric vehicle was rescued by a gas-powered Ford F150. The Los Angeles Times reports that a Tesla Cybertruck became the center of attention after sliding down a snowy embankment while carrying a Christmas tree on its roof. Much to the embarrassment of fans of Elon Musk’s odd-looking electric vehicles, the stranded EV was rescued by a Ford F150 that pulled the Cybertruck to safety. The post was originally made to Facebook but quickly went...