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NHTSA Scolds Ford over Minivan Torque Converter Recall

In an unusual acknowledgement of the Ford recall (11S25 or 12V-006) just made public, NHTSA said Ford made assertions – also unusual in my experience – in its required defect filing that are untrue and violate federal safety regulations. Continue reading

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Ford Recall Active for Wheels Falling off Fusion, Mercury Milan

NHTSA started the Ford wheel safety defect investigation in January of this year based on complaints from Ford owners, and upgraded it to an engineering analysis in July. It appears that NHTSA forced the Ford recall after a meeting early in November as complaints continued. Two root causes for the latest Ford recall for a safety defect were listed in the required NHTSA documentation: Hayes supplied steel wheels could be defective; and so could Mexican-built Brembo disc brakes. Continue reading

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Ford Recalls New 2011 Explorer for Defective Seat Backs

Ford Motor Company is recalling 2011 model year Explorer sport utility vehicles because the second row seat backs are not strong enough to comply with U.S. safety standards during a crash. Dealers have been told to stop the sale of … Continue reading

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Ford Recalls 281,000 F-Series Pickup Trucks for Door Popping

Ford Motor Company is recalling 281,000 F-Series pickup trucks made at its Kansas City and Dearborn plants for defective door latches that can pop open during a crash.

Model year 2009 and 2010 F-Series pickup trucks have a defective interior door handle module from supplier Brose. Continue reading

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Ford Recalls 425,000 Windstar Minivans for Bad Steering

Ford Motor Company is recalling 1999 to 2003 model Windstar minivans because the steering can fail after the front suspension rusts away. More than 25,000 of the Canadian-built Windstar minivans are prone to rusting problems. Continue reading

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Ford Recalls F-Series, Edge, Lincoln MKX for Fires. “Toyota Effect” at NHTSA as Makers Now Rush to Recall Defects

Ford Motor Company in the U.S. is recalling thousands of 2011 F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550, Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles for fires. A Mexican-built control computer from Lear Corporation can burst into flames without warning. At least two of … Continue reading

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