Stories tagged: Ford
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 4:18 p.m.
Ford ousts top exec over ‘inappropriate behavior’
North America President Raj Nair is leaving the company effective immediately, Ford said in a statement. Ford officials would not specify what behavior led to Nair’s departure.
Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 5:10 p.m.
NASCAR team owner Roger Penske confirms new Ford body coming in 2019
In 2017, it was Toyota’s turn for a remodel. This season, it’s the new Chevrolet Camaro. It appears 2019 will be Ford’s turn to update its product.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Air bag danger: Ford, Mazda add pickups to do-not-drive list
Ford and Mazda are adding more than 35,000 pickup trucks in North America to a list of vehicles that should not be driven because they have Takata air bag inflators …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 6:50 p.m.
Ford says some Rangers should be parked because of air bag death
Ford is telling owners of about 2,900 Ranger small pickup trucks not to drive them after finding out that an exploding Takata air bag inflator killed a driver in West …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 7:48 p.m.
Ford sued in federal court over claims of diesel emissions cheating
Another lawsuit over diesel emissions was filed Wednesday in federal court in Detroit. This case, filed by a group of Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty owners, alleges Ford cheated …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Ford shifts production of electric SUV to Mexico
Ford said that shifting production of an electric SUV from the U.S. to Mexico will allow the company to make more self-driving vehicles in Michigan.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 8:07 p.m.
Ford ups electric push in China as Beijing transforms market
Ford Motor Co. is promising to roll out more than 50 new vehicles in China over the next eight years including 15 powered by electricity as it restructures its business …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 6:17 p.m.
Feds denies Ford, Mazda bids to delay Takata recall decision
The U.S. government has denied requests from Ford and Mazda for more time to test potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators as the companies try to avoid massive recalls.
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Ford recalls big vans; wiring issue could cause fires
Ford is recalling over 73,000 full-sized vans in North America to fix a wiring problem that could cause fires and other electrical issues.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Ford to integrate autonomous cars with Lyft network
Ford is working to integrate its autonomous cars with Lyft’s ride-hailing software so someday Ford can carry Lyft passengers.
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 3 a.m.
Windows at birthplace of the Model T inspire teams of volunteers
For the past 14 years, a team of volunteers – many retirees from Ford Motor, a few from General Motors, many who never even worked in the auto industry – …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 3:39 p.m.
Ford works with police agencies after cops sickened by fumes
A growing number of police departments across the country are taking action over concerns that carbon monoxide fumes from Ford Explorer patrol vehicles are seeping inside the SUVs, potentially sickening …
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 4:07 p.m.
Takata adds new type of inflator to huge air bag recall
Takata Corp. will recall an additional 2.7 million airbag inflators in the U.S. after it concluded it could explode in a crash despite using a chemical additive to ensure their …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
Ford recalls big vans; cracked coupling can cause power loss
Ford is recalling more than 400,000 Transit vans and buses to fix cracked drive shaft couplings that can cause the vehicles to lose power.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 10:22 a.m.
In a first, Ford to import Focus small car from China
Ford said Tuesday it plans to move production of its Ford Focus small car from the U.S. to China, where it already makes the Focus for Chinese buyers.
Thu., May 25, 2017, 8:16 a.m.
Ford replaces management team as new CEO takes helm
Ford’s new CEO is shaking up the company’s senior management. The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker named a new head of global product development as well as new heads of its operations …
Mon., May 22, 2017, 7:14 a.m.
Ford names Hackett CEO as stock drop prompts Fields’ ouster
Ford Motor Co. is replacing embattled Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields with Jim Hackett, a turnaround specialist who has been leading the automaker’s moves into self-driving cars and ride sharing.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
Ford to cut 1,400 jobs in North America, Asia
Ford is cutting 1,400 jobs in North America and Asia Pacific this year in an effort to boost profits.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 8:13 a.m.
Ford plans to cut about 10 percent of global workforce, WSJ reports
Ford plans to cut about 10 percent of staff worldwide as Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields faces escalating pressure to boost profit and a lagging stock price, the Wall Street …
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
Pullman High School student honors grandfather with senior project
An18-year-old Pullman High School student created a functional bench seat out of a teal 1967 Ford pickup tailgate in memory of his grandfather.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 10:35 a.m.
Big summer shutdowns loom for U.S. auto plants as sales sputter
Auto workers may be getting some extra time off around Independence Day, but they won’t be celebrating. They’ll know it means sales are weak and that profits – and profit-sharing …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 7:33 a.m.
Ford, Nissan, GM, Toyota report April US sales declines
Ford, Nissan, General Motors and Toyota all reported U.S. sales declines in April, strong signs that demand for cars, trucks and SUVs is starting to slow after seven straight years …
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Don’t worry, driverless cars are learning from ‘Grand Theft Auto’
In the race to the autonomous revolution, developers have realized there aren’t enough hours in a day to clock the real-world miles needed to teach cars how to drive themselves. …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
U.S. reviews Ford recall of cars prone to overheating, fires
The U.S. government’s auto safety agency is reviewing a Ford Motor Co. recall of thousands of cars, SUVs and vans that can run low on coolant and potentially overheat and …
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
Tumbling car sales drag down US auto market in March
Passenger car sales plummeted again in March, dragging U.S. auto sales to their third straight monthly decline, a strong indication that years of sales growth have come to an end.
Wed., March 29, 2017, 8:14 a.m.
Ford recalls 440K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble
Ford is recalling more than 570,000 vehicles in North America and Europe to fix separate problems that can cause engine fires and doors to fly open unexpectedly.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Ford investing $1.2B in 3 Michigan plants, adding 130 jobs
Ford Motor Co. is investing $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities, including an engine plant where it plans to add 130 jobs.
Sun., March 5, 2017
Motley Fool: Ford Motor churning out cars, profits
Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) has made vast improvements in the quality and attractiveness of its vehicles since the recession subsided, and now it’s churning out profits quarter after quarter. …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Takata pleads guilty in air bag scandal, agrees to pay $1 billion
Plaintiffs in dozens of lawsuits against air bag maker Takata and five automakers allege the car companies knew that Takata’s products were dangerous yet continued to use them for years …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 5:09 p.m.
Ford to invest $1 billion in artificial intelligence for your car
Ford will pour $1 billion over the next five years into an artificial intelligence company tasked with developing the technology that will one day drive its autonomous vehicles.