Ford Expands Takata Airbag Recall With GT, Mustang, Ranger: Nearly 1.5 Million Vehicles Affected


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Earlier today, we reported on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' expansion of recalls to replace Takata-brand airbags installed in select Chrysler, Dodge, and Mitsubishi vehicles. But FCA isn't the only car company enlarging its recall roster: Ford Motor Company has gotten in on the act, too. As we mentioned previously, these ...Read more

Fiat Chrysler Expands Takata Airbag Recall By 4.7 Million Vehicles: Ram, Durango, Charger, More


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And so it begins. Last week, Japan's Takata Corporation finally agreed to expand recalls of its deeply flawed airbags, which have been linked to at least six deaths and dozens of injuries in the U.S. and Asia. As a result, the total number of vehicles affected has reached 34 million, making the Takata recall the larges...Read more

Recalls: Ford Flex, Fusion, Mustang, Taurus; Lincoln MKS, MKT, MKZ; Mercury Milan


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Ford Motor Company has issued two recalls affecting more than 440,000 vehicles, most of which roam the roads of the U.S. and Canada. READ: Insurer: Braking Style ‘Highly Predictive’ Of Accident Risk RECALL #1: 2011-2013 Ford Flex, Taurus; 2011-2013 Lincoln MKS, MKT; 2011-2012 Ford Fusion; 2011-2012 Lincoln ...Read more

Like Tesla & BMW, Ford Is Sharing Electric Car Technology With Rivals


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In June of 2014, Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk did something highly unusual: he unlocked Tesla's patent box and offered to share the company's electric car technology with other automakers. The following month, BMW did the same thing. ALSO SEE: Fiat Chrysler's Sergio Marchionne Wanted To Merge With GM, But Got Shot Down ...Read more

Who Uses Zipcar? Baby Boomers, That's Who


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Some of you may have spent your long, Memorial Day weekend with friends and family. Others may have used the extra off-time to squeeze in a few overdue errands. And in either case, if you live in a large city, there's a chance you called on the services of Zipcar. We tend to think of car-sharing as the province of the ...Read more