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Ford warns 2013 Escape 1.6L owners to park up immediately over fire risk

Ford warns 2013 Escape 1.6L owners to park up immediately over fire risk

Ford has warned owners of the 2013 Ford Escape with the 1.6 liter engine to turn off the car and back away, after a fuel line flaw was identified that could cause a fire risk. The recall, announced this morning, is over an engine compartment fuel line problem on the 1.6 liter version of the Escape only; "customers who already own 2013 Escape vehicles with the 1.6-liter engine are being advised to stop driving their vehicles and to immediately contact their dealers" Ford says, advising not even to risk driving the car to a service location.

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Ford puts its balls inside rivals’ rides

Ford puts its balls inside rivals’ rides

If you've ever read the spec sheet for an automobile, you probably noticed that many manufacturers give you capacities for every nook and cranny inside the vehicle. I've often wondered exactly how Ford and other automakers determine that there's more storage space inside their car than a competitor. I always figured it involved tape measures and math.

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Ford uses RUTH robot to quantify interior comfort

Ford uses RUTH robot to quantify interior comfort

I've never really sat back and thought about how you could realistically and repeatedly determine how comfortable the interior of a vehicle is. Sure you can sit in one car, then sit in another, and come up with an arbitrary decision that one is more comfortable than the other is. However, if you want hard data to prove scientifically just how comfortable things are between two vehicle interiors, how exactly would you pull that off?

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Ken Block’s Gymkhana 5 has Ford Fiesta tearing up a real San Francisco

Ken Block’s Gymkhana 5 has Ford Fiesta tearing up a real San Francisco

The video you're about to partake in has the driving showman known as Ken Block taking a few fine minutes out of his day to rip up some blocked-off main roads of a major metropolitan area. Right across a major suspension bridge and down into the guts of San Francisco goes Block in his video Gymkhana 5. With his own Ford Fiesta Hybrid Function Hoonage Vehicle (HFHV), Block displays some on-point jumps, drifts, and one whole heck of a lot of speedy driving.

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2013 Ford Taurus gets EPA certified best in class fuel economy

2013 Ford Taurus gets EPA certified best in class fuel economy

It seems like every time you drive by the gas station, prices are going up. That means fuel economy is one of the biggest concerns of most people when they're shopping for a new vehicle. It used to be when buying a new car if you wanted lots of fuel efficiency; you had to buy something small. That's no longer the case with larger midsized vehicles such as the 2013 Ford Taurus that get excellent fuel economy.

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2013 Ford SVT Raptor to get updates

2013 Ford SVT Raptor to get updates

Ford hasn't offered any photographs of the 2013 F-150 SVT Raptor off-road truck, but it is talking about some of the new features and updates that the 2013 model will get. One of the key updates for off-road fans is that the 2013 Raptor will offer industry exclusive bead lock capable wheels to help improve grip in low traction conditions. The new stock wheels are made from forged aluminum.

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Ford talks Focus ST Overboost engine technology

Ford talks Focus ST Overboost engine technology

Later this year, Ford will launch the new Focus ST turbocharged hatchback in the US, making it the most powerful Ford Focus ever offered to Americans. The car has interesting Overboost turbo engine technology that puts a button at the driver's fingertips to get more power. Ford says Overboost is a lot like a turbo button in racing video game.

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Ford unveils 2013 F-150 with MyFord Touch

Ford unveils 2013 F-150 with MyFord Touch

Ford has updated its popular F-150 for 2013, adding some new enhancement options, including its MyFord Touch system for voice, steering-wheel, and LCD touchscreen controls. The company's top-selling pick-up truck is also getting some minor exterior tweaks, such as a new grill design and HID headlamps.

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Drivers of Ford Sync equipped vehicles get State Farm insurance discounts

Drivers of Ford Sync equipped vehicles get State Farm insurance discounts

Ford has announced an interesting development that will appeal to some drivers of the company's vehicles are equipped with the Sync voice control technology. Ford has teamed up with State Farm insurance to offer a significant insurance discount for drivers who use Sync. Sync is the Ford system that allows drivers to make hands-free voice activated phone calls and control vehicle systems without looking away from the road.

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