Mazda recalls 109,000 Tributes over potential control-arm separation

3:04 pm U.S. ET | April 18, 2014
Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs from the 2001-04 model years because of rust that could cause separation of the lower control arm from the vehicle’s subframe. The recall covers vehicles sold in states where high corrosion is likely to occur, mainly those where roads get salted in the winter.... Read More »


Ford recalls nearly 435,000 vehicles for rusting frame parts, faulty seats

6:00 pm U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
Ford is recalling 385,762 model-year 2001-2004 Escape SUVs due to rust that could cause the separation of the lower control arm from the subframe of the vehicle. In an unrelated recall, NHTSA announced that Ford is recalling 48,960 model-year 2013-2014 Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Ford Escape and C-Max vehicles to replace seatback frames that are not up to NHTSA standards.... Read More »


NHTSA ends inquiry into 1.6M Fords including Escape, Fusion

11:33 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
After reviewing nearly 12,000 complaints about drops in engine power in late-model Ford vehicles -- including the popular Ford Escape and Ford Fusion -- federal auto safety regulators say they will not try to force a recall.... Read More »


F series, Fusion drive Ford gains

2:11 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
Despite an influx of smaller and more fuel-efficient vehicles in Ford Motor Co.'s lineup in 2013, the F-Series pickup still dominates.... Read More »


Ford issues 2 more recalls of 2013 Escape after fires; total now 7

11:19 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2013
Ford today said it is issuing two additional recalls of its 2013 Escape crossover after receiving reports of fires in 13 more vehicles. They bring the total number of recalls of the 2013 Escape to seven, five of which involve fire risks on models equipped with a 1.6-liter engine.... Read More »


Pickups top Aug. output list

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2013
Escape production surged sixfold from the year-earlier month when the vehicle was in ramp-up mode. The next-largest output increase was the Honda CR-V's 23 percent gain.... Read More »


Can curvy Cherokee gain traction against popular crossovers?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- With the 2014 Cherokee, Jeep aims to regain ground against such crossover heavyweights as the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape.... Read More »


Ford gets boost from West Coast retail buyers

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2013
Spurred by strong retail gains on the West Coast and continuing strength in the truck market, Ford Motor sales rose 12 percent in August compared with August of 2012.... Read More »


Ford pays $17.35 million fine over Escape recall

9:46 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2013
Ford reached a settlement in June with federal auto safety regulators over a recall of older Escapes last year and paid the maximum $17.35 million fine to resolve claims that the automaker took too long to notify its customers of a defect.... Read More »


REACTION: Ford 'firing' on all cylinders; Asia a 'star' in quarter

8:51 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2013
Ford posted better-than-expected profits for the second quarter and hiked its earnings and sales forecasts for 2013. A look at what analysts and experts have to say about Ford's second-quarter results:... Read More »


GM Silao one of June top 10

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2013
Output at Ford's Louisville plant rose a top-10-leading 59 percent from a year earlier as it ramped up production of the Escape.... Read More »


Ford volume up 13% in June, first half, on trucks

12:21 pm U.S. ET | July 2, 2013
Ford Motor Co.'s U.S. sales rose 13 percent last month, its best June performance since 2006. Six-month sales also advanced 13 percent.... Read More »


For China buyers, the back seat is a front-burner issue

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2013
To learn just how different the Chinese Ford Kuga compact crossover is from its North American sibling, the Ford Escape, step into the back seat. Most American car owners rarely ride there. But to many Chinese customers, the back seat might be the most important space in the vehicle.... Read More »


A small(er) Ford crossover for U.S.?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2013
Ford has developed a smaller, Fiesta-based crossover called the EcoSport in Brazil for global markets. Now executives are hinting that it may bring the EcoSport to the United States.... Read More »


Subaru, Mitsubishi small crossovers top new crash test

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2013
The Subaru Forester and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport have won top honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, becoming the only small SUVs to ace the group's new "small overlap" crash test.... Read More »


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