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US government investigating Ford F-150 engine problems

US government investigating Ford F-150 engine problems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that it'll be opening up an investigation on Ford's F-150 pickup truck. They say that there have been 95 reports of F-150 trucks losing engine power after accelerating, especially when driving in humid or wet conditions. The truck's motto, "built Ford tough," might be put on hold while the NHTSA investigates the problem.

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Ford plans to surpass its hybrid sales record this month

Ford plans to surpass its hybrid sales record this month

Ford has decided that this year, it will surpass its hybrid sales record. It's highest annual amount of hybrids sold dates back to 2010, the year it sold 35,496 of its Fusion and C-Max hybrids. Currently, the car manufacturer has sold 29,561 hybrids this year alone, meaning that it only needs to sell about 6,000 more hybrids to beat its original record, a feat that it believes can be accomplished within this month.

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Ford launches 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine

Ford launches 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine

Ford continues to add new fuel-efficient EcoBoost engines to power a variety of vehicles in its global vehicle lineup. Ford recently announced a new 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine that will join its lineup of fuel-efficient turbocharged engines. Ford says the new engine will help to meet the strong global demand for four-cylinder EcoBoost powertrains.

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Ford builds the one millionth Mustang

Ford builds the one millionth Mustang

Of all the automobiles that Ford builds, one of the most iconic is the Mustang. This week the Ford Mustang celebrated its 49th birthday and on Wednesday the one millionth Mustang rolled off the assembly line. If you're curious, that millionth Mustang appears to be a convertible ruby red GT with the Track Pack designed for high-performance driving.

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Ford Focus named best-selling car in 2012

Ford Focus named best-selling car in 2012

Having the crown for the best car of the year is certainly something, but claiming the top spot for the best-selling car is just plain good for business. It's turns out that the Ford Focus is the world's top-selling vehicle of 2012, with a close second going to the Toyota Corolla, and third place going to Ford's F-series of trucks.

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Ford unveils “Video Snacks” to educate buyers about vehicle features

Ford unveils “Video Snacks” to educate buyers about vehicle features

Anyone who has ever purchased a new vehicle directly from a dealership knows how tedious the process can be. Very rarely can you just walk in, sign the papers, and drive away. Typically, you end up having to sit there during the long finance process while they try to sell you a number of things you don't really want and then the dealership wants to put somebody in the car with you to train you to use certain features of the vehicle.

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Ford and GM team up to develop advanced nine and 10-speed transmissions

Ford and GM team up to develop advanced nine and 10-speed transmissions

Automotive manufacturers are using every trick in the book to squeeze more fuel efficiency of their vehicles to help buyers at the pump and to meet looming federal mandates for efficiency. One of the ways many manufacturers are doing this is by going to automatic transmissions that have more forward speeds. Having a transmission with more speeds allows lower engine RPMs on the highway leading to less fuel consumption.

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