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Ford Again Shifts Into Recall Mode, Citing Rollaway Risk

Recalls to prevent cars from rolling away from their owners have become commonplace, and Ford is no stranger to the phenomenon. Last year, the automaker recalled 550,000 Fusions and Escapes to replace vulnerable automatic transmission shift cables that could leave the car in the wrong gear, regardless of where the driver positions the shift lever. […] The post Ford Again Shifts Into Recall Mode, Citing Rollaway Risk appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Quality, Recall, Ford, Autos, Ford Fusion, Ford Ranger, News Blog, Rollaways


UPDATE 1-Ford recalling 273,000 vehicles in North America that could roll away

Ford Motor Co is recalling nearly 273,000 Ford Fusion and Ranger pickup trucks in North America that could roll away if the gear is not in "park" mode, the second largest U.S. automaker said on Wednesday. The recall covers 270,000 Fusion cars from model years 2013 through 2016 which have a shifter cable that may detach from the transmission, allowing a driver to remove the ignition key when the vehicle is not in "park." Nearly 2,800 2019 model year Ford Ranger trucks in North America have a sim...
Tags: News, Ford, North America, Ford Fusion, Ford Motor Co, Ford Ranger


Two brothers killed in Highland Park hit-and-run

LOS ANGELES — Two brothers were killed in a hit-and-run crash in Highland Park on Sunday, and police were searching for the driver and his passenger who fled the scene after allegedly causing the accident. The crash took place about 1:15 a.m. when a white Chevy Silverado pickup truck slammed into a white Ford Fusion sedan in the 700 block of North San Pascual Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The victims who died inside the sedan were identified by ABC7 as 25-year-old Ben F...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Lapd, Ford Fusion, Highland Park, Sun Valley, Los Angeles Police Department, Hit-and-run, Chevy Silverado, Franklin High School, Top Stories LADN, Crime + Public Safety, North San Pascual Avenue


Pair of brothers killed in Highland Park hit-and-run

LOS ANGELES — Two brothers were killed in a hit-and-run crash in Highland Park on Sunday, and police were searching for the driver and his passenger who fled the scene after allegedly causing the accident. The crash took place about 1:15 a.m. when a white Chevy Silverado pickup truck slammed into a white Ford Fusion sedan in the 700 block of North San Pascual Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The victims who died inside the sedan were identified by ABC7 as 25-year-old Ben F...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Lapd, Ford Fusion, Highland Park, Los Angeles Police Department, Hit-and-run, Chevy Silverado, Franklin High School, Top Stories LADN, Crime + Public Safety, North San Pascual Avenue, Ben Felix Zuniga


For What It’s Worth, You’ll Be Able to Get Your Hands on a 2020 Ford Fusion

Stop the presses. Ford’s Fusion sedan, a member of the passenger car crowd Ford sentenced to death last year, will at least outlive its non-Mustang stablemates. While American-market Focus and C-Max production has already dried up, followed soon by the Taurus and Fiesta, Ford was never clear on when exactly the Fusion midsizer would bite […] The post For What It’s Worth, You’ll Be Able to Get Your Hands on a 2020 Ford Fusion appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Ford Fusion, Fiesta Ford


Joey Logano drifts new Cup Mustang at the Roval - video

Ford won its first title since 2004 when Logano triumphed in his Penske-run Ford Fusion, but the championship came with the oldest car on the grid by some margin. Ford is now doing the same by bringing the Mustang to the series, revealing the car earlier this year, and is reviving the Camaro vs Mustang battle that has taken place largely in the automotive industry. In a demonstration alongside Formula Drift champion Vaughn Gittin Jr and his team-mate Chelsea Denofa, Logano put the Mustang thro...
Tags: News, Ford, Mustang, Motor Racing, Charlotte, Ford Fusion, Logano, Joey Logano, Penske, Vaughn Gittin Jr, Chelsea Denofa Logano


The Toyota Tacoma Is Now Much More Than the Top-Selling Midsize Truck – It’s Now One of America’s Best-Selling Vehicles, Full Stop

One year ago, the Nissan Altima, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Sentra, Toyota Highlander, and Ford Fusion were all significantly more popular than the Toyota Tacoma. The Altima, for example, sold 32-percent more often than the Tacoma, which was generating record volume in 2017. Fast forward one year, however, and the Tacoma is operating at an entirely […] The post The Toyota Tacoma Is Now Much More Than the Top-Selling Midsize Truck – It’s Now One of America’s Best-Selling Vehicles, Full Stop appe...
Tags: Sales, America, Autos, Toyota, Trucks, Nissan, Tacoma, Ford Fusion, Toyota Tacoma, News Blog


RideCell expands funding round to $60 million

RideCell, a transportation software startup, has doubled its previously announced Series B funding round to $60 million, a sign that investors believe demand for cloud-based mobility platforms will grow as more companies try to scale up car-sharing, ride-hailing and even, robotaxi businesses. The company, which has developed a platform designed to help car-sharing, ride-sharing, and autonomous technology companies manage their vehicles, announced it raised $28 million in May. Activate Capital le...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Automotive, BNP Paribas, Toyota, Khosla Ventures, Ford Fusion, Munich Re, Mitsui, Ergo, California Department of Motor Vehicles, DENSO, RideCell, Auro, Raj Atluru, Aarjav Trivedi


Robotic Toyota Tundra Delivers Pizza Hut’s Dreams of Domination

If this were a monster-truck showdown, Pizza Hut would probably win without ever having to put its vehicle into gear. Pizza Hut’s new pizza-specific delivery vehicle is a Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck with robotic automation; Domino’s pizza-specific delivery vehicle is a modified Chevrolet Spark hatchback subcompact car with a … warming oven. But this competition is not among monster trucks, it is between the two heavyweights of the pizza industry: Domino’s, which overtook Pizza Hut for ...
Tags: Pizza, Advertising, US, Pizza Hut, Miami, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Las Vegas, Robotics, Consumer Electronics Show, Ford Fusion, Ann Arbor Michigan, Yum Brands, DXP, Chevrolet Spark, Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association


Lyft speeds ahead with its autonomous initiatives

Lyft, the transportation on demand company that is heading to a $15 billion IPO in 2019, is racing ahead with its autonomous vehicle plans. TechCrunch has learned that it is acquiring the London-based augmented reality startup Blue Vision Labs and unveiling its first test vehicle with Ford to advance its vision for self-driving cars. The first Ford car from Lyft’s Level 5 self-driving initiative will be the Ford Fusion Hybrid. It’s the culmination of a yearlong partnership the two companies h...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Lyft, Uber, London, Microsoft, San Francisco, Tech, Smartphone, Software, Munich, Automotive, Digital Media, Arkansas, Ford


QOTD: Are You Ready to Push Some Buttons?

A certain Lincoln owner I know was forced back to the dealership yesterday. The problem? A worrying diagnostic message on his crossover’s gauge cluster. Don’t worry, he’s covered, and the trip offered him a chance to roll outta there with all the swagger of John Shaft — surrounded by all the opulence a Ford Fusion […] The post QOTD: Are You Ready to Push Some Buttons? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Lincoln, Qotd, Ford Fusion, Don, John Shaft, News Blog, Question of the Day, Gearshift, Push-button Shifters


This British startup thinks it has a crucial competitive advantage over Google, Uber, and Apple in the race to launch driverless cars in Europe

Driverless car startup FiveAI is sending out bright blue cars to gather information about London's roads this week. The cars will be driven by humans, but FiveAI CEO Stan Boland said the company is preparing for its first driverless test on public roads before the end of 2018. FiveAI wants bring a shared driverless taxi service to London by next year, and beat Uber and Waymo with the technology in Europe. The company has a small amount of funding compared to bigger US firms, but is confident i...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Uber, Europe, UK, London, US, Trends, Ford, Oculus, South London, Silicon Valley, Nevada, Bedfordshire, Lakestar


How Tesla Made the Model 3 Better Than the Model S

It’s no secret that the Tesla Model S shares a lot of components with other cars, especially when it comes to modules that control various features inside of the cabin. Using parts from cars like the Ford Fusion and the Mercedes E-Class made sense for Tesla’s first outing as a small but growing manufacturer. Yet one…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tesla, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Ford Fusion


Yet Another Rollaway Recall: Ford Calls Back 550,000 Vehicles for Driverless Journeys

Automatic transmissions that shift into park but don’t actually end up in park are one of the greatest automotive sourges of our time. Of all automakers, Fiat Chrysler and Ford seem to have the worst luck with this. On Wednesday, Ford Motor Company announced a recall of roughly 550,000 Fusions and Escapes to prevent the […] The post Yet Another Rollaway Recall: Ford Calls Back 550,000 Vehicles for Driverless Journeys appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Quality, Recall, Ford, Autos, Fiat Chrysler, Ford Motor Company, Ford Fusion, Ford Escape, News Blog


QOTD: Are You Tickled Pink at the Thought of a Wagony Ford Fusion Replacement?

Wednesday’s Bloomberg report, which claimed the current Ford Fusion will undergo the “sport wagon” treatment for its next generation, didn’t come as a shock. Though unconfirmed, Ford admits it’s likely we’ll see the Fusion name applied to a new vehicle. Given that Ford’s stable is already packed to the rafters with crossovers and SUVs both […] The post QOTD: Are You Tickled Pink at the Thought of a Wagony Ford Fusion Replacement? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Bloomberg, Ford, Autos, Qotd, Ford Fusion, News Blog, Question of the Day


The Ford Fusion Will Ride Again, but You Might Not Recognize It: Report

The attractive Ford Fusion seems to be on track to linger around a bit longer than its passenger car stablemates, even in its current form. Focus, Taurus, and Fiesta production should wrap up by the middle of next year, with the Fusion’s end date currently shrouded by haze. All signs point to the current midsize […] The post The Ford Fusion Will Ride Again, but You Might Not Recognize It: Report appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fusion, Industry, Ford, Autos, Crossovers, Platforms, Ford Fusion, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Name Recognition


Cab, Forward: Ford Introduces Hybrid and Diesel Taxis

The next time you’re in a new town and decide to hail a cab instead of opening Uber or Lyft on your phone, there’s a chance you may find yourself in one of Ford’s new fleet offerings. Two new options are now available through the Blue Oval: an EcoBlue-powered Transit Connect and a Fusion Hybrid […] The post Cab, Forward: Ford Introduces Hybrid and Diesel Taxis appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Taxi, Fleet, Diesel, Ford Fusion, Blue Oval, Fusion Hybrid, News Blog, Transit Connect


Ford tries to make yellow cabs a little greener with hybrid, diesel powertrains

Ford is launching taxi versions of its Fusion Hybrid sedan and Transit Connect EcoBlue (diesel) van. Taxis spend a lot of time on the road, so improving fuel efficiency could take a big chunk out of overall carbon emissions. The post Ford tries to make yellow cabs a little greener with hybrid, diesel powertrains appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Ford, Taxis, Hybrid Cars, Ford Fusion, Ford Transit Connect, Diesel cars


Ten Years After Ford’s Spectacular Turnaround, What Alan Mulally Reveals About Brand-Inspired Cultural Revolution

Guest post from Denise Lee Yohn: It's been 10 years since Alan Mulally pulled off what has been considered one of the greatest corporate turnarounds in U.S. history.   HIs leadership of the venerable Ford Motor Company's recovery from the Great Recession of 2008 has been celebrated and analyzed from many perspectives -- the development of industry-leading products and partnerships with technology and consumer electronics companies , the revival of the Taurus brand, the consolida...
Tags: Leadership, Brands, Culture, Ford, Sony, Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company, Ford Fusion, Hoffman, Alan Mulally, Dan McCarthy, Denise Lee Yohn, Save Ford Motor Company, Mulally, Bryce Hoffman, Derrick Kuzak Ford


Getting Into the Last of the Ford Fusion Sports Will Cost You

We’ll miss it when its gone. The Ford Fusion Sport debuted as a pleasant throwback to an era of attainable muscle, just as the passenger car death plunge got underway in earnest. By taking a sensible family sedan, stuffing it with the largest mill its engine bay could handle, sending a propshaft to the rear wheels, […] The post Getting Into the Last of the Ford Fusion Sports Will Cost You appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, New Cars, Pricing, Ford Fusion, News Blog, Product Planning, Midsize Sedans, Ford Fusion Sport, 2019 Ford Fusion


Piston Slap: Takata’s in-Fusion of Customer Involvement?

Mike writes: Hi Sajeev, I have a 2008 Ford Fusion V6 AWD with about 101,000 miles. Like many cars, it is one of the vehicles recalled under the massive Takata airbag recall/fiasco. The first recall letter I got from Ford said the car was subject to the recall and that they were still sourcing parts […] The post Piston Slap: Takata’s in-Fusion of Customer Involvement? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Takata, Airbag, Ford Fusion, Mike, Takata Airbag Recall, Takata Airbag Inflators, Piston Slap, Airbag Danger, Airbag recall, Ford Dealerships, Vehicle Recall


NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for May 18, 2018

In this week’s Driving News Roundup: –US Supreme Court Upholds Ride Sharing Privacy— –Close to 50,000 People in Waco, TX could be headed for jail due to non-payment of traffic fines— –Truck Driver Shortage will affect all of us– –TX AG says no more public funds can be used for toll roads— –CAF Settlement shines light on NYCPD transparency– Click on the color headline to read the full story. NMA Driving News Stories of the Week US Supreme Court Upholds Ride Sharing Privacy Drivers of borrowed veh...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Supreme Court, Privacy, Safety, California, Oregon, White House, Virginia, Massachusetts, Miscellaneous, Sacramento, America, Fuel, Georgia, Walmart


Ford’s Stopping Production of Cars Sooner Than You Probably Imagined

The biggest automotive news story of the last week was Ford’s decision to abandon almost all passenger cars in the North American market. Whether you think it’s a smart business decision as consumers shift toward crossovers or a colossal misstep, you were probably envisioning a gradual phase-out as the company bolsters its domestic truck and SUV lineup […] The post Ford’s Stopping Production of Cars Sooner Than You Probably Imagined appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Lincoln, Ford Motor Company, Ford Fusion, Ford Motor Co, Ford Focus, Ford Taurus, Sedans, News Blog, Ford Cars


NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for April 27, 2018

In this week’s Driving News Roundup: –First city in Florida to turn on RLCs thinking about turning them off— –Hackers could cause chaos to America’s roadways— –Fed Court rules against Trump’s delay of car efficiency fines— –a Bunch of Auto Recalls this week— –First child safety seat with airbags goes on the market– Click on the color headline to read the full story. NMA Driving News Story of the Week Apopka, Florida may turn off red-light cameras The first city in Central Florida to turn on red-...
Tags: Florida, New York, Technology, Safety, Colorado, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New York City, Miscellaneous, US, America, Fuel, Georgia, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Auto Industry


2018 Ford EcoSport First Drive: Launch Control

“Dearborn, we’ve got a problem here.” We imagine the 2018 Ford EcoSport’s marketing manager paraphrasing Apollo 13 astronaut Jack Swigert’s famous line upon discovering the full details of the hand-me-up subcompact cute-ute he or she was tasked with launching into one of America’s hottest and fast-growing sales segments. Swigert was reporting what turned out to be an oxygen-tank explosion that compromised the ship’s electrical and life-support systems. Ford’s marketing team faces the daunting if...
Tags: India, America, Ses, Ford, Waze, Honda, Nissan Juke, First Drives, Ford Fusion, Buick, Dearborn, Kia Soul, SWIGERT, EcoSport, EPA CITY HWY COMB FUEL ECON, Jack Swigert


Midsize Sedan Sales: Toyota Camry Leads in a Declining Segment

Sales numbers are out for March 2018 and the midsize sedan segment continues its slow decline as crossovers grow in popularity. The Toyota Camry leads the midsize sedan class with 35,264 units sold and has a healthy lead in year-to-date volume at 90,767 units sold through the first quarter of the year. The Honda Accord and Nissan Altima finished the month in a distant second and third place, with 24,171 units and 23,518 units sold, respectively. As we previously reported, Honda has had a difficu...
Tags: News, Toyota, Honda, Subaru, Ford Fusion, Kia Optima, Chevrolet Malibu, Nissan Altima, Hyundai Sonata, Subaru Legacy, Volkswagen Passat, Volkswagen Mazda


2019 Nissan Altima First Look: The Altimate Accord Challenger Returns

The 2019 Nissan Altima charges into the midsize sedan segment, ready to battle the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry with available all-wheel drive, a couple key standard features, and a new upgrade-engine option. The Altima has traditionally placed third in annual midsize sedan sales, far behind the Toyota Camry and also falling short of the Honda Accord. With the 2019 Altima’s thorough updates inside and out, could this Nissan four-door finally pull ahead of the Honda by the end of the year? Al...
Tags: Toyota, Epa, Honda, Nissan, Car Reviews, Bose, Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, Altima, Apple CarPlay Android Auto, VC Turbo, SV SL


New safety questions emerge after the fatal Uber crash in Arizona

The Uber self-driving Volvo SUV involved in a fatal collision with a pedestrian earlier this month had its standard collision-avoidance equipment deactivated. Uber equipped the vehicle with its own autonomous-driving hardware for testing purposes. The Uber-controlled vehicle slammed into 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg on March 18, killing her. Aptiv, the company that makes cameras and radar equipment that comes standard on the Volvo, said "We don't want people to be confused or think it was a fai...
Tags: Uber, California, San Francisco, Trends, General Motors, Bloomberg, Arizona, Volvo, Carnegie Mellon University, Kamala Harris, Reuters, Ford Fusion, Mobileye, California Department of Motor Vehicles, Waymo, Aptiv


Nvidia stuns by driving a car in real life through virtual reality

Today at Nvidia’s GTC conference the company unveiled a wild technology demo and it’s straight out of Black Panther. Simply put, a driver using virtual reality was remotely controlling a car in real life. “He’s not with us,” Jensen Huang, CEO of Nvidia, said pointing the driver on the stage. “He’s looking at this virtual world through live video.” The driver was sitting on the stage of the convention center wearing an HTC Vive and seated in a cockpit-like car with a steering wheel. Usin...
Tags: Gadgets, Tech, Ceo, Computer Hardware, Digital Media, Computing, Nvidia, Htc, Virtual Reality, Driver, Leader, Vive, Htc Vive, Htc Corporation, Ford Fusion, Jensen


Toyota announces end of Avensis production

It's a big decision for a vehicle manufacturer to call time on a longstanding model in its range, so Toyota's decision to end production of its British-built Avensis could have repercussions for other midsize sedan cars in Europe. Both in Europe and across the Atlantic in America, sedan cars from many brands are struggling to remain relevant in the face of the unrelenting sales onslaught from crossovers and SUVs. In North America the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 have already bitten the dust, an...
Tags: Europe, News, America, Atlantic, Chrysler, Toyota, North America, Ford Fusion, Dodge Dart, Europe Both