After a series of PowerShift class-actions and years of complaints, a lawsuit settlement is on the horizon.
The settlement, once approved by a federal judge, will include about 1.5 million model year 2011-2016 Ford Fiesta and 2012-2016 For … continue reading
Exhaust odor complaints in the Ford Explorer continue to seep in. The Austin Police Department has announced they plan to install carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in the 360 Explorers in their fleet.
Police officials say recent reports sugge … continue reading
Ford's "best of both worlds" PowerShift transmission is facing more leagl heat, this time by 28 named plaintiffs in Texas.
the dual-clutch lawsuit alleges the vehicles suffer from a long list of problems including shuddering, sli … continue reading
Power steering is one of those things you don't think about until it's gone. And owners of Ford cars with electronic power assisted steering (EPAS) are thinking about it all the damn time, if you catch my drift.
But it's been a tough year f … continue reading
Defective electronic throttle bodies (ETB) are causing Ford vehicles to suddenly decelerate and enter "limp home" mode, which is like trying to drive a snail through a molasses puddle.
A lawsuit that is seeking class-action certif … continue reading
Two words that I'm tired of typing and you're sick of hearing about. Yet here we are with another recall of 816,000 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles that have ticking time-bombs for airbags. Some vehicles are being recalle … continue reading
Here's two things you never want to hear about your sunroof:
The glass is too weak because of tempering issues
The glass is too thin because of weight issues
That combination is what's causing Ford's panoramic sunroofs to spontaneously ex … continue reading
'Tis the season for holiday cookies, silent nights, a dashboard that stays lit like a Christmas tree, and frantically stepping on the gas pedal wondering why your SUV is no longer accelerating. OK, those last two are special "treats&qu … continue reading
Each car has an EVAP system that traps fuel vapors before they escape the gas tank. Those vapors are stored in a charcoal canister and then, in certain situations, a purge valve opens and allows some of the vapors out to be burned off by th … continue reading
2012–13 Ford Focus owners made enough noise about their unreliable doors to spark an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) back in January.
The owners were tired of their doors flying open while driving … continue reading