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Ford Focus Electric investigation opened by NHTSA over spontaneous stalling

Ford Focus Electric investigation opened by NHTSA over spontaneous stalling

Ford has found itself on the receiving end of an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which states it has received a dozen complaints about the auto maker's Focus Electric vehicles. Reportedly, the electric vehicle is prone to stalling without warning, a potential hazard.

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Ford Sync Applink Mobile app catalog and Applink 2.0 jump over the pond

Ford Sync Applink Mobile app catalog and Applink 2.0 jump over the pond

Ford has announced something that European fans of the Ford vehicles will appreciate. The Ford Sync AppLink Catalog is headed to Europe. The official announcement was made during IFA 2013 with the initial launch in six different languages including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Mandarin. The new catalog of apps allows smartphone owners to discover Sync AppLink compatible applications.

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Microsoft investors reportedly push board to consider Ford CEO as possible Ballmer replacement

Microsoft investors reportedly push board to consider Ford CEO as possible Ballmer replacement

The hunt for a replacement to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is on, and with it have come many possible candidates, including Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, as we noted earlier this month. According to sources who spoke with Reuters, some of Microsoft's investors are leaning a different direction, saying they want a "turnaround expert" while citing a couple of individuals they want added to the candidate pool.

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Ford wraps 2014 Fiesta in bacon

Ford wraps 2014 Fiesta in bacon

I, like many other bacon purists, firmly believe that bacon is proof God loves mankind the most. Ford has created the most appealing 2014 Fiesta ever to roll the streets in celebration of International Bacon Day coming on August 31. Yes, that is indeed a holiday celebrating bacon.

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Ford C-Max hybrid owners to receive refund over inflated mileage rating

Ford C-Max hybrid owners to receive refund over inflated mileage rating

Owners of the Ford C-Max hybrid will be receiving a "special" payment from Ford, something it calls a goodwill payment following criticism that its hybrid vehicle didn't live up to mileage claims. In addition to the payments, Ford has also readjusted the C-Max's mileage rating, making it more accurate and answering to claims that it was inflated.

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Ford 3D-printed shift knob provides haptic feedback for manual newbies

Ford 3D-printed shift knob provides haptic feedback for manual newbies

While manual transmissions are a lot better than automatics, many people still don't know how to drive them. However, whether you're a youngster with a learning permit, or are just starting out on a manual transmission, Ford wants to make the learning process a bit easier, with a new shift knob that tells you when to shift based on haptic feedback.

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Ford Surveillance Mode gives police cars protection from rear approaches

Ford Surveillance Mode gives police cars protection from rear approaches

A new technology that could make its way to production cars is being tested in a handful of Ford police interceptors. The new tech is called "Surveillance Mode," and it essentially gives police officers eyes in the back of their heads when they're in their cars to prevent sudden sneak-ups coming from the rear.

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Ford sued over defective MyFord Touch infotainment systems

Ford sued over defective MyFord Touch infotainment systems

Ford's advanced MyFord Touch infotainment systems are the focus of a new class-action lawsuit that's been filed, noting that they're defective and don't work as advertised. The lawsuit also states that Ford knew that the infotainment system had issues, but sent them out to the public anyway without telling customers.

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Ford boosting 2013 hybrid economy with patch after EPA suspicions

Ford boosting 2013 hybrid economy with patch after EPA suspicions

Ford will patch its 2013 hybrids with a software fix to address fuel economy, addressing EPA concerns late last year that cars like the Fusion and C-Max weren't seeing anything like their quoted mileage ratings when in the real world. The EPA opted to investigate the two cars in December 2012, after third-party testing indicated they were missing the suggested 47 mpg rating by as much as 10 mpg. The fixes are "calibration updates" the car company says, and will be offered to drivers of three of the company's 2013 hybrids.

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2014 Ford Focus Electric gets a 10% MSRP reduction

2014 Ford Focus Electric gets a 10% MSRP reduction

Ford is dropping the price of their new 2014 Ford Focus Electric by a whopping 10%. In what appears to be an effort to stay competitive in the electric vehicle market, Ford dropped the price of its 2014 Focus EV down to $35,200. The car previously had a sticker price of $39,200, making that a $4,000 drop in price.

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Ford F-250 leads truck-dominated list of theft-risk vehicles

Ford F-250 leads truck-dominated list of theft-risk vehicles

When people think about what cars might be considered the most-stolen by thieves, we usually picture sporty cars or luxury vehicles. However, according to the latest rankings that list off vehicles with the highest rates of insurance claims for theft since 2003, the top 10 are dominated by trucks.

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2014 Saleen 351 enters production: 700HP and orange all over

2014 Saleen 351 enters production: 700HP and orange all over

We've seen many great cars come out of Saleen's factory in Corona, California, but none may be better than the car company's most recent project. The 2014 Saleen 351, which was announced back in December at the LA Auto Show, is finally entering production, and it's the rebirth of the 351 that was last seen in 1999.

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