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Ford motor says year-to-date sales in China up five pct
Wednesday, 8 Jun 2016 02:06am EDT 

Ford Motor Co :Says year-to-date sales in china up five percent, May sales total 88,248 vehicles.  Full Article

Ford issues safety recall for vehicles containing certain takata airbag inflators
Wednesday, 1 Jun 2016 08:49am EDT 

Ford Motor Co : Ford issues safety recall for vehicles containing certain takata airbag inflators . Expanded recall follows takata’s notification to the u.s. Nhtsa that certain of its airbag inflators are defective . A total of 1,898,728 vehicles now are affected by this safety recall . Vehicles affected by takata action are also 2007-2010 lincoln mkx, 2006-2011 lincoln mkz, zephyr and mercury milan vehicles built in north america . Vehicles affected by takata action are 2007-2010 ford edge, 2006-2011 ford fusion, 2005-2011 ford mustang, 2007-2011 ford ranger . Not aware of any injuries associated with these passenger side frontal inflators in any ford vehicles related to this safety recall .Driver side airbag inflators in these vehicles are not included in this recall.  Full Article

Ford recalls about 271,000 F-150 pickup trucks
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 09:44am EDT 

Ford Motor Co : Says issuing a safety recall for approximately 271,000 2013-2014 Ford F-150 vehicles to replace brake master cylinders . Aware of allegations of 9 accidents with no injuries, alleged injury involving interaction with vehicle’s brakes but not associated with accident . 270,873 vehicles affected including 225,012 in the United States and federalized territories, 43,682 in Canada and 402 in Mexico .Issuing safety compliance recall for 5 2016 Lincoln MKX vehicles to replace seatback trim cover; unaware of accidents/injuries related to issue.  Full Article

Ford Motor Co issues 3 safety recalls, 2 safety compliance recalls in North America - Reuters News
Wednesday, 27 Apr 2016 07:33pm EDT 

Ford Motor Co:Ford Motor Company issues three safety recalls and two safety compliance recalls in North America.Issues recall for certain 2011-2012 Ford F-150, and 2012 Ford Expedition, Ford Mustang and Lincoln Navigator vehicles in North America.Recall issued to update powertrain control module software and inspect for certain diagnostic trouble codes.Issuing safety recall for about 202,000 vehicles for potential issue with the output speed sensor.Also issues safety recall for about 81,000 2014-2015 Ford Explorer, Ford Police Interceptor utility vehicles to replace rear suspension toe links.Issuing a safety recall for about 2,600 2016 Ford F-series super duty vehicles to inspect and replace tires as needed.Aware of three reports of accidents and no injuries related to condition related to the potential issue with output speed sensor.Aware of one accident and one injury related to issue with 2014-2015 Ford Explorer and Ford Police Interceptor utility vehicles.Not aware of any accidents, injuries or fires related to condition in 2016 Ford F-series super duty vehicles.Issuing safety compliance recall for about 200 2007-2012 Ford Flex, Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS, Mercury Sable vehicles to replace driver airbag module.Says issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 40 2016 Ford Fusion vehicles to replace the driver seat track assembly.  Full Article

Ford Motor Co to recall 42,300 cars in India to fix airbag deployment-related issue - Reuters News
Friday, 22 Apr 2016 08:20am EDT 

Ford Motor Co:Ford Motor Co will recall 42,300 cars in India likely affected by a software error "which could result in the airbags not deploying in certain collisions in which they are intended to deploy", the carmaker's local arm said on Friday - RTRS.Ford India will recall the Figo hatchback and Figo Aspire compact sedan built at its new plant in Sanand in the western state of Gujarat, it said in a statement.The company did not clarify if the software error affects only domestic sales or exports from the plant as well."A corrective action on all Figo and Figo Aspire vehicles, presently at Ford dealerships, has been undertaken, leading to a resumption of deliveries to customers," Ford India said, adding that the recalled cars would also get a software upgrade.  Full Article

Ford Motor Co issues three safety recalls in north america - ENP Newswire
Friday, 1 Apr 2016 07:32am EDT 

Ford Motor Co:Ford issues safety recall for certain 2015-16 Ford Transit vehicles in North America to inspect and adjust side-curtain airbags.Ford is issuing a safety recall for about 38,000 2015-16 low-roof Ford Transit vehicles to inspect and adjust side-curtain airbags as needed.In some vehicles, it is possible the side-curtain airbags are positioned incorrectly on either or both sides of the vehicle, which may influence side-curtain airbag performance and increase the risk of injury in a crash.Ford issues safety recall for certain 2015-16 Lincoln MKC and 2016 Ford Explorer vehicles to replace engine block heaters.Ford is issuing safety recall for about 5,500 2015-16 Lincoln MKC and 2016 Ford Explorer vehicles to remove the heaters and replace them with an updated design.The engine block design, coupled with the particular block heater installed in these vehicles, causes the unit to be susceptible to overheating when the vehicle is parked and the block heater is plugged in-increasing the risk of an underhood fire.Ford issues safety recall for certain 2015-16 Ford F-650 and F-750 vehicles to replace parking brake cable connector clips Ford is issuing a safety recall for about 4,800 Ford F-650 and F-750 vehicles to replace the parking brake cable connector clips.In some vehicles, the parking brake connector clips were not manufactured to the correct specifications and could break, resulting in unintended movement of the vehicle and increased risk of injury.  Full Article

Ford Motor Co - Safety Agency Investigates Braking Issue on 420,000 Ford F-150 Pickups - WALLST
Friday, 4 Mar 2016 10:46am EST 

Ford Motor Co:In a letter to Ford Motor dated March 3, 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said that its Office of Defects Investigation has begun a preliminary evaluation of allegations of leaking brake fluid in 2013 and 2014 F-150 pickups with 3.5-liter engines - WALLST.An estimated 420,000 trucks could be affected, more than a third of all F-150s sold in those model years.The NHTSA said that it has received 33 reports alleging that the master cylinder on the trucks failed as a result of brake fluid leaking into the brake booster.  Full Article

Ford Motor Co - Ford Europe cuts jobs to achieve $200 mln cost savings - Reuters
Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 04:36am EST 

Ford Motor Co:Ford F.N plans to shed hundreds of white-collar jobs in Europe to cut costs by $200 million annually and is taking additional steps to revamp its lineup as it targets durable profitability in the region, the carmaker said on Wednesday - RTRS.The U.S. automaker turned a full-year profit of $259 million in Europe in 2015 for the first time since 2011, helped by a 10-percent gain in vehicle sales - RTRS.Ford Europe aims to trim headcount through voluntary redundancies, such as by offering staff early retirement, severance pay and other options, Jim Farley, head of the carmaker's European business said in an interview - RTRS."We want to make sure we have that stable footing so we can build a viable business in the future," Farley said, citing a longer-term operating margin target of between 6 and 8 percent. - RTRS.  Full Article

Ford Motor Co expands recall for vehicles with Takata airbags - Reuters
Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 08:29am EST 

Ford Motor Co:Ford Motor Co said it is expanding its safety recall on vehicles that have Takata Corp's airbag inflators after Takata declared that those inflators were defective. - RTRS.The expanded recall includes all 2004-2006 Ford Rangers built in North America. - RTRS.Ford said a total of 391,394 Ford Rangers are now affected by the expanded recall, including 361,692 in the United States and federalized territories and 29,334 in Canada. - RTRS.U.S. regulators on Friday announced a new recall of about 5 million vehicles with potentially defective Takata Corp air bags - RTRS.  Full Article

Ford Motor Co - New Takata air bag recall to cover 5 mln U.S. vehicles - sources - Reuters
Friday, 22 Jan 2016 02:12pm EST 

Ford Motor Co:U.S. safety regulators and major automakers are expected on Friday to announce a new recall of about 5 million vehicles with potentially defective Takata Corp 7312.T air bags, sources familiar with the matter said. - RTRS.The new recall was prompted in part by the death of a driver of a Ford pickup truck last month. The Dec. 22 death of a Georgia man in South Carolina was the 10th worldwide associated with Takata's air bag inflators, and the first to occur in a vehicle that was not made by Honda Motor Co - RTRS.A Ford Motor Co F.N spokesman said the automaker is aware of the reported death. Twelve major automakers have previously recalled more than 23 million Takata air bag inflators in more than 19 million vehicles in one of the biggest and most complex safety recalls in U.S. automotive history - RTRS.It is not clear how many of the 5 million vehicles being recalled Friday may have been covered by previous recalls. Several automakers are expected to take part in the new recall for two separate types of Takata air bag inflators, the sources said, including people at Ford and Honda - RTRS.A spokesman for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Gordon Trowbridge, said the agency would brief reporters later on Friday on Takata developments, declining to elaborate - RTRS.  Full Article

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