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US automaker squealed on Hyundai & Kia economy fudge says EPA exec

US automaker squealed on Hyundai & Kia economy fudge says EPA exec

A senior exec from a US car manufacturer stuck the knife in on false Hyundai and Kia fuel-economy claims, quietly reporting the foreign marques for "cheating" to the EPA. A "credible" VP from a domestic automaker made the claims back in 2010, former EPA exec Margo Oge confirmed to Automotive News, though declined to confirm which of the brands dropped their Korean rivals in it.

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NHTSA takes it investigation of Ford’s acceleration problem to the next level

NHTSA takes it investigation of Ford’s acceleration problem to the next level

Back on October 27, we reported that the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration had opened an investigation against Ford due to reports of sticky throttles. In a related matter, the NHTSA has now increased its investigation of other Ford models, which are said to suffer from stuck accelerators due to the carpeting in the vehicles. The investigation's upgrade will allow the agency to better look into the issue.

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Ford to correct Fusion and Escape overheating issue with software updates

Ford to correct Fusion and Escape overheating issue with software updates

Ford has been in the news quite a bit lately, with reports of recalls, malfunctions, and questionable gas mileage estimates, among other things. On December 1, we reported that Ford had initiated a voluntary recall of select 2013 Escape and Fusion vehicles due to issues with engine overheating, which could result in fire. Now, a little over a week later, the company has announced that the problem has been identified and will be corrected with software updates.

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EPA reviewing two Ford hybrids on questionable fuel economy claims

EPA reviewing two Ford hybrids on questionable fuel economy claims

Fuel economy is a big deal in today's car industry. With gas prices as high as they are and a looming energy crisis, it seems that manufacturers and consumers would both like to start weening off gas. Of course, since fuel economy is big, we hear car commercials talking up estimated miles-per-gallon figures all the time, something that has Ford becoming the subject of an EPA review.

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Ford’s hybrid MPG claims inflated, reports show

Ford’s hybrid MPG claims inflated, reports show

Consumer Reports has published a piece calling out Ford on its inflated miles-per-gallon estimates for its hybrid lineup. It specifically pinpoints the Fusion and C-Max hybrids, which have an estimated rating of 47mpg in the city/on the highway. User reports tell a different story, however, with the average MPG falling somewhere in the mid-to-high 30s.

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Lincoln becomes the Lincoln Motor Company

Lincoln becomes the Lincoln Motor Company

In an effort to distance itself and stand independent, Lincoln has been re-branded as the Lincoln Motor Company. Of course, Lincoln is a division of Ford, and all of its vehicles are thinly-disguised Fords. This will make it difficult to set the division apart, yet the change is no small matter, and gives Lincoln the edge it needs to prove it is its own unique brand.

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