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Ford has recalled over 874,000 F-Series trucks with engine block heaters that can start a fire when plugged into the wall. The automaker believes a low and unshielded mounting position is allowing road salt to corrode the heater cable’s spl … continue reading
Ford has issued a small but important electrical recall for 87 vehicles with improperly secured power supply cables.
The cables are at the starters and alternators and the unsecured connections could cause electrical arcs. Those arcs could … 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
'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
What happens when the fuel injection pump stops injecting fuel? Not much transiting, that's for sure. Just ask owners of the 2015-2016 Ford Transit with the 3.2L diesel engine.
"The automaker says the fuel injection pump may malfunc … continue reading
The engine block heaters in the 2016 Explorer are taking "warming up the car" to a whole new level ... by setting the engines on fire:
Ford Says a "bad combination of the engine block and heater can cause the heater to catch … continue reading
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has decided not to issue a recall for Ford F-series trucks that are stalling out at any speed:
"NHTSA looked at alleged problems with the exhaust gas temperature (EGT) sensors … continue reading
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has closed their investigation into engine problems in the 2011-13 F-150 after Ford sent a technical service bulletin to dealers on how to fix the problem.
NHTSA had received 95 com … continue reading
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has closed their investigation into electronic throttle body (ETB) problems in Ford vehicles after Ford agreed to fix 1.6 million of their cars and SUVs.
Just don't call it a recall … continue reading
First, Ford said to stop driving your Escape until it could get repaired. Now they're saying that "repair" probably didn't work.
_ Ford is recalling 9,500 Escapes because a previous recall might not have fixed the problem. The a … continue reading
Ford has been sued over acceleration issues with their V6 EcoBoost engine.
"Ford says it's related to the angle of the drive shaft. Or in Ford's words 'driveline windup'," complained the upset Ford owner. “Since they haven't been … continue reading
It's never a good sign when an automaker tells you to stop driving your vehicle immediately.
_ Ford said the engine compartment fuel line could split and leak fuel, which could cause the SUV to go up in smoke. The affected vehicles are equ … continue reading