Ford Recalls 350,000 Trucks and SUVs for Transmission Issue

Ford is making two safety recalls to fix some mechanical issues that affect the control of the transmission on several 2017 and 2018 models. The manufacturer is aware of one reported injury-causing accident related to the first and largest recall.

This safety recall will affect almost 350,00 pickups and SUVs made in 2018. They want to fix a potentially unseated gear shift cable locking clip which can set the transmission in a different gear state than the one that the driver selects. That means the vehicle could move even when in parking mode, with no warning message on the dashboard or warning chime when the driver door is opened.

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Ford aims high at a larger slice of China’s market

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According to Reuters News Agency Ford Motor Company has released plans on a strong investment of $1.8 Billion (11.4 Billion Yuan) spread over a period of five years to expand R&D in China. This news confirms the direct and concerted effort made by the US Motor giant carmaker in order to secure for itself a rather large slice of the world’s largest auto market, still untapped by some major players.

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2004 Ford MUSTANG

Ford MUSTANG

2004 Ford For Sale

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Certain Car brands will profit by the Volkswagen’s woes

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There is no doubt that ceratin automotive brands have to benefit from the Volkswagen’s troubles after the emissions scandal.
Full-line brands including Ford, Toyota and Honda are the most frequently cross-shopped against VW, according to market experts’ data. Based on cross-shopping patterns, these brands could gain most if shoppers spurn VW: Ford would gain 26%, Honda – 23%, Toyota – 20%, 18% would go to BMW and 19% – to Mazda.

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Hydrogen Vehicles 3: Electronics Beat Chemistry

Hydrogen Vehicles 3: Electronics Beat Chemistry

The ultimate problem with relying on hydrogen as a fuel is that there is no natural hydrogen supply available, meaning that in effect, it is a device to store and carry energy, not a fuel itself. In essence, hydrogen would do the job in a vehicle of batteries.
Advocates for battery electric vehicles (BEV) often acknowledge this when they deride the viability of hydrogen as a power source for cars, since it only does the same job batteries do: a way to remove the emissions from the vehicle, and transfer it to a remote power source, which can be renewable and thus, low emission. (No renewable fuel has zero emissions if the entire project is considered, although wind and solar are much cleaner than fossil fuels.) Which raises the question of why anyone would want hydrogen over battery power cars?
Making hydrogen vehicles viable in large numbers would mean creating an entirely new energy distribution system, either a new pipeline infrastructure to carry hydrogen or, more likely, numerous small conversion plants that would have poor economies of scale. Such investment is unnecessary for electricity, since the power grid already extends to nearly all the country.
Of course, hydrogen refueling could be done much quicker than recharging a battery, at least given current technology, but over the next two decades, that could change significantly. More important, there are signs that the next breakthrough in vehicle technology might not be due to improvements in battery technology, but in electronics, where progress continues apace.
Specifically, a computer guided car has the potential to alleviate most of the problems battery- and hydrogen- vehicles face, at least in some uses. By marrying three approaches—batteries, computer guidance, and smart-phone apps—a major obstacle can be overcome: lack of convenience.
And for those who are paying attention, it will be obvious that the advance we’re all waiting for is in battery technology, which will not only make electric cars more viable, but help the utility system cope with the mismatch between peak solar power production and peak electricity demand, which remains a problem. Still, that appears likely to be delayed beyond the point where innercity computer guided vehicles become a reality. Amazon, in fact, would be better off focusing there rather than drones.

Ford’s EcoBoost 3.5-liter V6.

It can outperform most V8s, churning out 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, while delivering 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway. That’s less horsepower than the GM 6.2-liter V8, the Ram 5.7-liter Hemi V8 and Ford’s own 6.2-liter V8, but the torque numbers are similar and fuel economy is roughly 3 mpg better. Better yet, the EcoBoost is more responsive on the street, delivering quicker acceleration than any other light-truck engine. http://www.repokar.com2011-F150_Harley_BlkPassJB_HR Ford F-150 Gets an All New Powertrain Lineup for 2011