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    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford extends production halt in Europe until 4 May
    American carmaker Ford has announced that it will be extending the closure of its production facilities in Europe, in light of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a press release issued by Ford on 3 April, the company will continue to keep its vehicle and engine ma...
    07-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford to delay reopening of North American plants till further notice
    Ford is delaying the restart of production at its North America plants due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the automaker announced in a press release on 31 March 2020. The company had earlier planned to restart production on 6 April at Hermosillo Assembly Plant and 14 April...
    01-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford, FCA, Toyota extend production suspension at North American plants
    Automakers in North America have announced further extension in production suspension in response to  a sharp increase in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. In a press release issued on 26 March, Ford said it was aiming to restart production at select plant in North America as early as next we...
    30-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Ford recalls approximately 248,900 vehicles in US over side door latch issue
    Ford is recalling approximately 248,900 vehicles in the US over an issue with side door latches, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA). The recall affects certain MY 2014–15 Ford Fiesta hatchbacks and sedans, and MY 201...
    26-Mar-2020 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 54,292 vehicles in Canada over problem with hydraulic control unit
    Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for 54,292 vehicles in Canada over a problem with the hydraulic control unit, according to a company press release on 25 March. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2006–10 Ford Fusion, MY 2006–10 Mercury Milan, and MY 2006–10 Lincoln MKZ veh...
    26-Mar-2020 News Recalls
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford announces production suspension in South America, UK
    US automaker Ford Motor has suspended operations in the UK, Brazil, and Argentina due the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Ford shut its Dagenham engine plant in east London on 23 March and the Bridgend engine plant in South Wales will temporarily cease production from the end of the...
    25-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford to extend North American plant closures beyond 30 March
    Ford is reassessing its plans to resume manufacturing operations at its North American facilities on 30 March as it had earlier expected, and it is likely to extend it beyond that date, as the automaker has seen a sharp increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last few days, the auto...
    25-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford, 3M partner with GE and UAW to manufacture medical equipment
    Ford is joining forces with firms including 3M and GE Healthcare to assist in the manufacture of medical equipment and supplies for healthcare workers, first responders, and patients fighting the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Ford said in a press release on 24 March 2020. Under ...
    25-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Renault, Toyota, GM, Ford suspend production in India
    Renault, Toyota, Ford, and General Motors (GM) have announced production suspension at their plants in India to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In a press release issued on 23 March, Renault said it temporarily halted production at it’s Alliance manufac...
    24-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford halts manufacturing operations in India, Thailand, Vietnam and South Africa
    American automaker Ford Motor Company has announced that it has begun suspending production activities at several of its facilities across the globe due to the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In a press release issued on 23 March, the company stated that it will be temporarily ...
    24-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Automakers, suppliers offer help to build medical ventilators
    The automotive industry is collaborating to help medical equipment suppliers ramp up production of medical ventilators to fight the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Reuters reported last week. Last week, General Motors (GM) partnered with Ventec Life Systems to increase the product...
    23-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford halts production in US, Mexico, and Canada till 30 March
    American carmaker Ford will put its manufacturing operations on hold in the North American markets of Canada, Mexico, and the US, following the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a press release issued by the company on 18 March, the temporary suspension will come into e...
    19-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Toyota to temporarily close operations at plants in Europe, North America
    Toyota Motor has announced plans to temporarily close operations at its plants in Europe and North America to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Japanese automaker said in two separate press releases. In Europe, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) decided to organize p...
    19-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford closes assembly plant in US city Chicago over parts shortage
    Ford is temporarily halting production at its Chicago assembly plant in the US over parts shortage, The Wall Street Journal reported on 17 March. According to the report that cited sources familiar with the issue, the closure is related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic cases ...
    18-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford to halt production at European facilities
    American automaker Ford has declared that it will be temporarily shutting down vehicle production at its production facilities in Europe in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The closure, which will come into effect from 19 March onwards, will also be implemented at the co...
    18-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: UAW says GM, Ford, FCA agree to implement partial shutdown of facilities in US
    The United Automobile Workers (UAW) union informed that the three automakers in Detroit—General Motors (GM), Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)—have agreed to address concerns about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic to factory workers by implementing partial shutdown of fac...
    18-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: UAW, GM, Ford, FCA form task force to protect manufacturing and warehouse workers
    GM, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) have teamed up with the United Auto Workers (UAW) to set up a coronavirus task force to implement enhanced protections for manufacturing and warehouse workers working at all three automakers, Ford said in a press release on 15 March. The task force will ...
    17-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford to halt production at Spanish plant for one week
    Ford has decided to suspend production at its Valencia plant in Spain for one week starting today (16 March), Reuters reported on Sunday (15 March). The Valencia plant has annual production capacity of more than 400,000 vehicles and produces Ford’s popular models in Europe, including the Galaxy an...
    16-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Ford recalls 5,802 vehicles in North America for HVAC blower motor issue
    Ford Motor Company has issued a safety recall for 5,802 vehicles in North America over an issue with the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) blower motor, according to a company statement on 11 March 2020. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2019 Ford Ranger vehicles, covering 5...
    12-Mar-2020 News Recalls
    TI Fluid Systems to supply thermal management systems for Ford Mustang Mach-E
    TI Fluid Systems has won an order from Ford to supply its thermal management systems for the new Mustang Mach-E, the company announced in a press release on 4 March. TI Fluid Systems will be supplying air conditioning refrigerant lines for cabin comfort as well as battery chiller lines for battery t...
    Ford recalls in 33,533 vehicles in North America over issue with engine block heater cable
    Ford has issued a safety recall for 33,533 vehicles in North America over an issue with the block heater cable, according to a company statement on 25 February. The recall covers select model year 2015–16 Ford F-150 vehicles equipped with engine heater elements and 3.5-liter GTDI engines. The...
    27-Feb-2020 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 217,185 vehicles in North America over issue with LED headlights
    Ford has issued a safety compliance recall in North America affecting a total of 217,185 vehicles over issue with LED headlights, the automaker said in a press release on 25 February. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2018–20 Ford F-150 vehicles. The recall affects 166,196 vehicles in the ...
    26-Feb-2020 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 15,281 vehicles in Canada over issue with rear suspension toe link
    Ford has issued a recall of 15,281 vehicles in Canada over an issue with the rear suspension toe link, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada on 11 February. The recall affects model year (MY) 2013–18 Ford Flex, Taurus, and Lincoln MKT. Significance: This recall is part...
    20-Feb-2020 News Recalls
    Ford to introduce 18 new EVs in Europe by end of 2021
    Ford is planning to introduce 18 new electrified vehicles (EVs) in Europe by the end of 2021, the company announced in a press release on 13 February. Ford said that it will offer electrified options on all future passenger vehicles. The company also announced plans to install 1,000 charging st...
    Ford introduces FordPass connected car technology on all models in India
    American carmaker Ford has launched its connected car technology FordPass in India, the Economic Times Daily reported on 13 February. The service will be available on all Ford models in the country. The automaker also says that all BS-VI Ford models will come with a factory-fitted cloud-connected...
    Ford recalls 227,884 vehicles in North America to replace suspension toe links
    Ford is issuing a safety recall for 227,884 vehicles in North America over the risk of a crash, the automaker said in a press release on 12 February 2020. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2013-18 Ford Flex, Ford Taurus police interceptor sedans, Ford Taurus SHO and Lincoln MKT vehicles. The...
    13-Feb-2020 News Recalls
    Ford selects EMG as HD map provider for autonomous driving project in China
    Ford has selected eMapgo Technologies (EMG), a subsidiary of China-based Luokung Technology Corporation, as the provider of high-definition (HD) map service for its future intelligent vehicles in the Chinese market, Luokung said in a press release on 11 February. EMG will receive a fee on the s...
    Ford Motor joins OmniAir Consortium
    Ford Motor has joined the OmniAir Consortium, an industry association promoting interoperability and certification in ITS, tolling, and connected vehicles, a press release dated 3 February read. “We are excited to have a world-class company like Ford as OmniAir’s newest member. Ford’s exper...
    HERE offers ‘Local Hazard Information’ service for new Ford Puma
    HERE has announced the availability of Local Hazard Information service for Ford Puma, a company press release on 16 January. This offers information about potential road hazards, accidents and hazardous driving conditions. The service aggregates high quality, real-time sensor data from conn...
    03-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Lincoln partners with Rivian to develop new EV
    American automotive brand Lincoln has partnered with electric vehicle (EV) start-up Rivian a develop a new EV, the company announced in a press release on 29 January. The new EV will be based on Rivian’s skateboard platform. “Working with Rivian marks a pivotal point for Lincoln as we move towar...
    Ford develops ‘Local Hazard Information’ to warn drivers of potential danger
    Ford has unveiled a driving assist feature called Local Hazard Information (LHI) to help drivers prepare for and potentially avoid dangers on the road, the automaker said in a press release on 13 January. The LHI is activated via the FordPass Connect on-board modem and is complimentary for the fi...
    27-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Minth Group to establish new facility in US state Tennessee to produce plastics parts
    Chinese auto parts supplier Minth Group announced plans to invest USD87 million to build a new facility in the US state Tennessee, according to a report by Plastics News on 22 January. The new facility is expected to create 254 jobs over the next five years. The 236,000-square foot plant in Lewis...
    24-Jan-2020 News Investments
    Ford to invest USD46.7 million in Spanish plant for hybrid vehicle and battery assembly operations
    Ford has announced that it is planning to invest EUR42 million (USD46.7 million) in its plant in Valencia, Spain, for hybrid vehicle and battery assembly operations, according to a company press release on 16 January. Ford will produce the new S-MAX Hybrid and Galaxy Hybrid in Valencia from next yea...
    21-Jan-2020 News Investments
    Ford’s Mustang Mach-E to feature Garmin’s navigation technology in SYNC communications system
    Garmin Ltd’s unit Garmin International has entered into a strategic relationship with Ford Motor Company to integrate its navigation technology into the automaker’s next-generation SYNC communications and entertainment system for the Mustang Mach-E model, the company said in a press release on 7...
    08-Jan-2020 News New Products
    MY2021 Mustang Mach-E reservation full, says Ford
    Reservations for the first edition of Ford Mustang Mach-E all-electric SUV are officially full, the US automaker said in a press release on 30 December. Ford is no longer taking orders for the model year (MY) 2020 Mach-E. However, the automaker is still taking pre-orders for other internal combustio...
    Ford to recall 1,351 vehicles in China over potential loss of power steering assist
    Ford has issued a recall of 1,351 vehicles in China over potential loss of power steering assist, according to a recall notice on the website of the State Administration of Market Supervision and Administration (SAMR) on 27 December. The recall affects some imported model year 2015-2016 Lincoln MKZ ...
    30-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 490,574 vehicles in US over structure, seatbelt issues
    Ford is recalling 490,574 vehicles in the United States over structure and seatbelt issues, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website on 11 December. The recall affects model year (MY) 2017–19 F-Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-55...
    27-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 7,828 vehicles in Australia over risk of battery acid leakage
    Ford is recalling 7,828 vehicles in Australia over a battery acid leakage risk, according to a recall notice on the Australian Competition and Commission (ACCC) website on 20 December. The recall affects model year (MY) 2014-2019 Ford Mondeo vehicles. Significance: In the affected vehicles, batte...
    23-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls more than 600,000 vehicles in US over brake pedal problem
    Ford is issuing a safety recall in North America affecting more than 600,000 vehicles over a brake pedal problem, the automaker announced in a press release on 20 December. The recall covers 600,166 units of model year (MY) 2006-10 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln MKZ vehicles in the United St...
    23-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Ford to invest over USD1.45 billion in capacity expansion at two plants in Michigan
    American auto maker Ford has announced that the company would be investing USD1.45 billion in its two manufacturing plants in Michigan in order to bolster higher production numbers and facilitate the expansion of Ford into the areas of electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles. The company will i...
    18-Dec-2019 News Investments
    Ford recalls 3,900 vehicles in North America over fuel line issue
    American car maker Ford has issued a recall for 3,900 vehicles in the North American region. According to a press release issued by the company dated December 6th, the vehicles affected in this recall are the 2020 Ford Explorer and the 2020 Lincoln Aviator. The recall will be applied to 3,858 vehicl...
    11-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 86,296 vehicles in US over to reprogram body control module software
    Ford is recalling 86,296 vehicles in the United States to reprogram body control module (BCM) software, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website last month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2018-2019 F-250, F-350 and F-450 Super Duty truck...
    10-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 261,617 vehicles in North America for unintended tailgate opening
    Ford has issued a recall for select model year (MY) 2017-19 F-250, F-350 and F-450 Super Duty vehicles for unintended tailgate opening, the automaker announced in a press release on 6 December. Vehicles with a mechanical tailgate release handle are not affected. The recall covers 231,664 vehicles in...
    09-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 72,718 vehicles in US to fix problem with inline electrical connector terminals for rear lights
    Ford is recalling 72,718 vehicles in the United States to fix a problem with the inline electrical connector terminals for rear lights, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website last month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2019 Ranger truck...
    06-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 54,411 vehicles in US over issue with battery harness clips
    Ford is recalling 54,411 vehicles in the United States over an issue with battery harness clips, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website last month. The recall covers model year (MY) 2016-2017 Lincoln MKX vehicles equipped with 3.7L engines...
    05-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Ford, McDonald’s USA collaborate to convert coffee bean skin into car parts
    Ford Motor Company has entered into a collaboration with McDonald’s USA to convert coffee bean skin into vehicle parts such as headlamp housing, Ford announced in a press release on 4 December. The collaboration project also involves Varroc Lighting Systems, which supplies the headlamps, and Compe...
    Ford issues recall for certain Ranger, Everest vehicles to replace defective Takata airbag module
    Ford has issued a safety recall for certain model year (MY) 2003-2011 Ranger and MY 2004-2014 Everest vehicles to replace the defective Takata airbag inflators in front driver and passenger airbags which use non-desiccated Phase-Stabilised Ammonium Nitrate (PSAN) propellant, the automaker said in a ...
    05-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 5,546 vehicles in Canada over issue with taillight
    Ford is recalling 5,546 vehicles in Canada over an issue with taillights, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada earlier this month. The recall covers model year (MY) 2019-2020 Ford Ranger trucks. Significance: In certain trucks, a connector for the taillights may not be ...
    27-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 78,000 MY2019 Ranger vehicles in US, Canada to fix glitch in tail lamp
    Ford is recalling 78,264 units of model year (MY) 2019 Ranger pickup truck to fix an issue in their tail lamp, the automaker said in a press release on 25 November. The recall affects 72,718 vehicles in the United States and 5, 546 vehicles in Canada. The affected vehicles were built at Ford’s Mic...
    26-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 30,073 vehicles in Canada over loose connection on battery positive terminal
    Ford is recalling 30,073 vehicles in Canada over a loose connection on the battery positive terminal, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada earlier this month. The recall covers model year (MY) 2019-2020 F-150 trucks. Significance: In certain trucks, a connection on the ...
    25-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    LA Auto Show 2019: Lincoln to showcase plug-in hybrid Corsair Grand Touring
    Lincoln has showcased the plug-in hybrid version of the Corsair Grand Touring at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show in the US, the company announced in a press release on 20 November. The plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Corsair Grand Touring is equipped with a 2.5L 4-cylinder gas engine and a permanent magnet syn...
    21-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Ford recalls 135,725 vehicles in US over issue with battery monitoring system
    Ford is recalling 135,725 vehicles in the US over an issue with the battery monitoring system (BMS), according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highways Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall covers model year (MY) 2019–20 F-150 vehicles. The recall is expected to ...
    19-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Ford unveils all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV
    Ford has unveiled its all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) Mustang Mach-E, the company announced in a press release on 17 November. The Mustang Mach-E is scheduled to be launched in late-2020. It will be offered with standard battery option (75.7 kWh) and extended-range battery (98.8 kWh) option...
    18-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Ford debuts next-generation SYNC communications system in Mustang Mach-E EV
    US carmaker Ford has showcased the all-electric Mustang Mach SUV with its latest SYNC 4 infotainment system, according to a company press release on 17 November. This will be Ford’s first model containing the new-generation system and will be available from late 2020. Ford has integrated the Ma...
    18-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Ford recalls 100,375 units of F-Series Super Duty vehicles in North America over issue with LED headlamps
    Ford is issuing a recall for 100,375 units of model year (MY) 2018-19 Ford F-Series Super Duty vehicles over an issue with LED headlamps, the automaker announced on 14 November. The recall covers 86,296 vehicles in the United States and federal territories and 14,079 in Canada. Significance: The ...
    18-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Schaeffler supplies modular hybrid transmission for Ford and Lincoln SUVs
    Schaeffler is supplying its modular hybrid transmission for Ford and Lincoln sport utility vehicles (SUV), reports news website Green Car Congress citing Schaeffler Americas CEO, Marc McGrath. The modular hybrid transmission is for model year (MY) 2020 Ford Explorer, Police Interceptor Utility, as w...
    Ford showcases all-electric Mustang prototype at 2019 SEMA Show
    Ford, in collaboration with Webasto, is showcasing Mustang Lithium, an ultra-high-performance battery electric Mustang fastback prototype, at the 2019 SEMA show in Las Vegas, United States, the automaker announced in a press release on 5 November. The vehicle has a Phi-Power dual-core electric mo...
    Ford to equip most vehicles in US with advanced over-the-air update capability from 2020
    Ford has announced that from 2020, it will begin equipping most redesigned vehicles in the US with advanced over-the-air update (OTA) technology in a move that would reduce dealer trips, the automaker said in a press release on 30 October. Ford expects to deliver the first updates about six ...
    06-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Ford extends plug-in hybrid van trials to Cologne in Germany
    Ford has expanded the trials of its plug-in hybrid van (PHEV), the Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid, to the city of Cologne in Germany, the company recently announced. Working with five municipal fleets and Cologne, nine Ford Transit Custom PHEV and one Tourneo Custom Plug-In Hybrid people-mover w...
    Ford unveils next-generation SYNC 4 infotainment system
    Ford has unveiled the next-generation of its SYNC communications and entertainment system, the American carmaker said in a press release on 30 October. Ford claims that the SYNC 4 has twice the computing power of SYNC 3 to help make navigation, music and vehicle-smartphone connection a lot faster. ...
    31-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Ford issues three recalls affecting 319,711 vehicles in North America
    Ford has issued three safety recalls affecting a total of 319,711 vehicles in North America, the automaker announced in a press release on 29 October. The first recall affects select model year (MY) 2015-17 Ford Transit vehicles over a driveshaft flexible coupling issue. The recall covers 293,558 ve...
    30-Oct-2019 News Recalls
    Low emissions zones and their impact on powertrain development
    A study by the European Union (EU) in 2017 states that cars are responsible for around 12% of total carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions in the EU. By 2021, under the emission reduction targets planned by the EU, all new cars must achieve an average of 95 grams of CO₂ emissions per kilometer. This mea...
    Lighting Suppliers strategy: Outlook
    ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) and AD (autonomous driving) are now some of the main reasons for the automotive industry to improve safety for drivers and road users. Technologies such as laser, digital projections, and LED matrix are gathering momentum in the industry for both exterior an...
    Ford offers FordPass as complimentary service
    Ford has said that it would offer complimentary FordPass services to its customers, according to a company press release dated 15 October. Connected service is available free of cost for remote features excluding Wi-Fi hotspot. The service makes Ford the first full-line automaker to offer remote ...
    21-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Chassis evolution and outlook
    It is a common belief that the chassis of a vehicle has had limited evolution, when compared to other sectors of the car, such as powertrain or electronics. However, in the last decade, the chassis has seen several advancements, not just in terms of its structure, but also the way the chassis is con...
    Ford announces comprehensive steps to expand EV charging network for customers in North America
    Ford has announced comprehensive steps to expand electric vehicle (EV) charging network for customers in North America. According to a press release on 17 October, the automaker has launched what it claims to be the North America’s largest EV charging network; Ford still doesn’t offer any EVs th...
    Ford recalls 19,509 MY2019 Ranger vehicles in North America over issue with HVAC blower motor
    Ford has issued a safety recall for 19,509 units of model year (MY) 2019 Ranger vehicles in North America, the automaker announced in a press release on 14 October. The recall affects 17,965 vehicles in the United States and federal territories and 1,544 in Canada. Affected vehicles were manufacture...
    15-Oct-2019 News Recalls
    Ford offers ‘FordPass Connect’ onboard modem technology on Galaxy and S-Max models
    Ford has announced that it would offer its FordPass Connect onboard modem technology on the Galaxy and S-Max multipurpose vehicle (MPV) models, according to a press filing on 7 October. The solution essentially turns into an in-car Wi-Fi system with connectivity for up to 10 devices. FordPass Con...
    11-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Ford recalls 10,655 MY2020 Ford Explorer vehicles in US for improperly secured wiring harness
    Ford is recalling 10,655 vehicles in the United States due to an improperly secured wiring harness, according to a recall notice on the automaker’s website on 2 October. The recall affects select model year (MY) 2020 Explorer vehicles with 2.3-liter and 3.3-liter gas engines. Significance: In t...
    08-Oct-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 32,968 MY2019 Ford F-Series Super Duty vehicles in North America over issue with passenger-side axle shaft
    Ford has issued a safety recall of 32,968 vehicles in North America over an issue with the passenger-side axle shaft, the automaker announced in a press release on 2 October. The recall affects model year 2019 Ford F-Series Super Duty vehicles, covering 28,579 vehicles in the United States and ...
    08-Oct-2019 News Recalls
    Geotab launches integrated telematics solution for Ford vehicles
    Geotab has announced the availability of the Geotab Integrated Solution for Ford vehicles, according to a company press release on 2 October. Through the integration, Ford Data Services will securely transfer data from Ford vehicles with a factory installed modem to Geotab’s cloud environment, eli...
    03-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Ford starts taking customer orders for Transit Custom plug-in hybrid van
    Ford has started taking orders for its Transit Custom plug-in hybrid (PHEV) van, the company announced in a press release on 23 September. The van is equipped with a 92.9 kW electric motor powered by a 13.6 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, and a 1L EcoBoost petrol engine which acts as a range extender....
    03-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Ford to test self-driving vehicle fleet in US city Austin in collaboration with Argo AI
    Ford and its autonomous driving technology partner ArgoAI have announced plans to bring their self-driving test vehicle fleet to Austin, Texas, United States, the automaker said in a press release. The Texas state capital will also be the third US city after Miami and Washington DC where Ford is gea...
    Ford recalls 322,000 vehicles in Europe owing to faulty battery
    Ford has issued a recall for 322,000 vehicles in Europe owing to defective batteries, Automotive News Europe reported on 24 September citing a company spokesperson. The recall is for Mondeo, S-Max, and Galaxy vehicles built between February 2014 and February 2019. Ford has recalled nearly 101,0...
    25-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 23,380 model year 2017 Explorer SUV in Canada over seats issue
    Ford is recalling 23,380 vehicles in Canada over an issue with seats and restraints, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada earlier this month. The recall affects model years (MY) 2017 Explorer vehicles. Significance: In certain vehicles equipped with power front seats, t...
    23-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 2,624 MY2019 Fiesta vehicles in US over issue with brake calipers
    Ford has issued a recall of 2,624 vehicles in the United States over an issue with brake calipers, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website last month. The recall covers model year (MY) 2019 Fiesta vehicles. The recall is expec...
    19-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 90,644 vehicles in US to replace steering gear motor bolts
    Ford has issued a recall of 90,644 vehicles in the United States to replace steering gear motor bolts, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website earlier this month. The recall covers model year (MY) 2013-2016 Ford Fusion and Lin...
    18-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    Irreversible diesel declines or “safe haven” market opportunities?
    Diesel, as a choice of fuel for light duty vehicle powertrains, has globally witnessed a fall in demand since 2016. IHS Markit forecasts the production of diesel powertrains will decline globally by about 3% in the period 2018-25. One of the key regions that will lower the global count will be Europ...
    Ford recalls more than 300,000 vehicles in North America over sharp seat frame edge
    Ford has issued a safety recall for 338,332 units of model year 2007 Ford Explorer vehicles in North America over an improperly coined seat-frame edge, the automaker announced on 13 September. The recall affects 311,907 vehicles in the United States and federal territories, 23,380 in Canada and 3,04...
    16-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    Bridgestone supplies Ecopia tire for 2020 Ford Escape
    Bridgestone Americas will supply original equipment fitment tires for select models of the 2020 Ford Escape sport utility vehicle (SUV), the US subsidiary of Bridgestone said on 12 September. The Japanese tiremaker is supplying Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tire for the Titanium and Titanium Hybrid models of ...
    Ford recalls 13,564 vehicles in Canada for potential battery junction-box corrosion
    Ford has issued a safety recall for 13,564 vehicles in Canada for potential battery junction-box corrosion, the automaker announced on 30 August. The recall affects model year 2012–13 Ford Fiesta vehicles in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario...
    05-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls 98,780 vehicles in North America for potential loss of power-steering assist
    Ford has issued a safety recall for 550,186 vehicles in North America for potential loss of power-steering assist, the automaker announced in a press release on 30 August. The recall covers 90,646 vehicles in the United States and federal territories, and 8,134 in Canada. The recall covers model yea...
    02-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    Ford recalls more than 550,000 trucks and SUVs in North America over weak seat backs
    Ford has issued a safety recall for 550,186 vehicles in North America over an issue with the seat-back recliner mechanism, the automaker announced in a press release on 30 August. The recall covers 483,325 vehicles in the United States and federal territories, 58,712 in Canada and 8,149 in Mexico. T...
    02-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    Additive manufacturing progressing from rapid prototyping to series production
    The automotive industry is gradually adopting additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, in its design and manufacturing strategies. The technology offers potential benefits such as innovative designs, lighter and safer products, shorter lead times, and lower cost. However, there are st...
    Ford recalls 4,002 cars in Canada over seatbelt issue
    Ford is recalling 4,002 vehicles in Canada over a seatbelt issue, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada on 12 August. The recall affects model year (MY) 2015 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles. Significance: In the affected vehicles, the cables that attach the front se...
    29-Aug-2019 News Recalls
    Vehicle dynamics: From motorsports to customized driving
    The concept of vehicle dynamics has not only shaped the way a car drives on a fundamental level, but also has indirectly made consumers aware and more willing to spend for comfort and handling when choosing a car. Premium OEMs have been the champions of developing cars with more improved vehicle dyn...
    Suppliers to the new Ford Escape
    The fourth generation Ford Escape is assembled at Ford’s facility in Louisville, United States. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Ford Escape from the plant is expected to peak in 2020 at more than 295,909 units. If you would like your company included...
    Hankook Tire to supply OE tires for 2020 Ford Explorer
    Hankook Tires will supply original equipment (OE) tires for the all-new 2020 Ford Explorer, according to a company press release on 12 August. The tire-maker will supply its premium grand touring all-season Kinergy GT tire in size 255/65R18 [Pattern H436]. “We are thrilled to continue our relat...
    Mazda recalls 22,571 vehicles in US over detachment risk of rearview mirror glass
    Mazda has issued a recall of 22,571 vehicles in the United States over detachment risk of rearview mirror glass, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website last month. The recall affects model year 2019 Mazda3 vehicles equipped with manual dim...
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    Ford and Centrica partner to offer EV charging solution in UK, Ireland
    Ford Motors and Centrica have partnered to offer electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Centrica announced in a press release on 30 July. Centrica will develop approved EV charging installation service across hundreds of Ford dealerships in the United Kingdom and...
    Ford issues recall for 14,135 units of Explorer and Lincoln Aviator vehicles in North America
    Ford has issued a safety compliance recall for 14,135 units of model year 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator vehicles in North America for a potentially missing manual park release cover, the automaker announced in a press release on 7 August. The recall affects approximately 13,896 vehicles in ...
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    Ford Smart Mobility acquires software firm Journey Holding
    Ford Smart Mobility (FSM), a Ford’s subsidiary focusing on new mobility solutions, has acquired Journey Holding Corporation, a company that specialises in vehicle tracking software and app-based technology for public transportation, the US automaker said in a press release on 30 July. As part of F...
    Ford acquires Quantum Signal to accelerate self-driving car development program
    Ford has acquired Quantum Signal, a US-based company specializing in mobile robotics, simulation and modelling, the automaker said in a press release on 30 July. Quantum Signal is known for its work in ANVEL (Autonomous Navigation Virtual Environment Laboratory) modelling and simulation, which has b...
    US state California, four automakers reach framework agreement on clean emission standards
    US state California has signed a framework agreement on clean emission standards with Ford, Honda, BMW of North America and Volkswagen Group of America, California Air Resource Board (CARB) announced in a press release on 25 July. Under the framework, gasoline and diesel cars and light trucks will g...
    Sunroof solutions in automotive
    The automobile roof has been generally treated as another closure component protecting the occupants from environmental and NVH conditions. There has also been an element of safety combined with the design of passenger cells and connection of the pillars. However, over time the roof has become an in...
    Ford closes transmission plant in France
    Ford closed its transmission plant in Bordeaux, France, on 24 July, nearly a week before the scheduled closure on 31 July, according a report by AFP. The plant had 850 employees. Significance: Ford announced plans to explore strategic options, including the sale of its Bordeaux transmission ...
    Ford demonstrates towing capability of all-electric F-150 prototype
    Ford has demonstrated the performance capability of the all-electric F-150 prototype by towing 10 double-decker rail cars and 42 model year (MY) 2019 F-150s, the company announced in a press release on 23 July. In total, the electric F-150 towed more than 1 million pounds (over 500 metric tons). ...
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    Ford recalls 22,690 Endeavour SUVs in India
    Ford is voluntarily recalling 26,690 Endeavour SUVs in India to inspect front airbags, IANS reported on 22 July. The recalled vehicles are the previous-generation Endeavour, built at Ford’s Chennai plant in Tamil Nadu, India, between February 2004 and September 2014. According to Zigwheels, airbag...
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    Lincoln equips MY2020 Aviator with adaptive suspension
    Lincoln has equipped its all-new model year (MY) 2020 Aviator SUV with ‘Adaptive Suspension with Road Preview’ technology, which adjusts to the road conditions to offer a more comfortable ride, according to a report by Autoblog. The system uses 12 sensors placed throughout the vehicle to monitor...
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    Ford recalls 400 vehicles in Canada over seatbelt issue
    Ford is recalling 400 units of model year 2019 Ranger vehicles in Canada because of a seatbelt issue, according to a recall notice on 11 July on the website of Transport Canada. The issue also affects about 7,580 vehicles in the US. Significance: In certain Ranger SuperCab models, the front-...
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