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NewsExclusive Uh-oh, Ford Escape PHEV Delayed Yet Again
Bad news for customers who have ordered a copy of the new Ford Escape PHEV: The Car Guide has learned that production is delayed yet again. Now, the plug-in hybrid variant of the Escape is slated to begin its journey on the assembly line in August at Ford ’s Louisville, …
ElectricSeveral EV Models Now Under Investigation for Fire Risks
Electric vehicle technology is progressing quite rapidly, but there are still a number of issues automakers and battery suppliers need to address. Have you ever heard of EVs catching fire for some obscure reasons, whether after a crash or while charging? Accounts of incidents like these are sometimes pretty alarming.
Hybrid/Plug-in HybridFord Escape PHEV to Enter Production in 2021 Instead of 2020
The next-generation Ford Escape —including its hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants—was originally introduced in early spring of 2019 as a 2020 model. And yet, 18 months later, the Escape PHEV still keeps customers waiting. In fact, production of this model won’t start until January 2021. Ford Authority reported the news …
RecallsFord to Recall 700,000 Vehicles in North America
Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall that affects approximately 700,000 vehicles across North America including 76,566 in Canada. Apparently, there is insufficient electrical conductivity within the printed circuit board internal to the rear-view camera, causing the latter to intermittently display a blank or distorted image. Affected vehicles include the …
NewsThree-row Ford Escape Reportedly in the Works
Ford is still planning to hit the market with a three-row Escape that would accommodate up to seven people, but that model may not be available in North America, according to enthusiast website Ford Authority . Currently in development under the codename CX430, the longer-wheelbase Ford Escape will share its …
NewsFord unveils facelifted 2017 Fusion, Escape in Detroit
Ford unveiled facelifted versions of its Fusion sedan and Escape crossover at the Detroit auto show, bringing the design of the two more in line with the likes of the latest Mustang , Edge and Focus. While the Fusion's look is largely unchanged from the second generation car unveiled four …
RecallsAnother 1.3 Million Recalls for Ford
Another recall landed on my desk this morning, this time targeting Ford. More than 1.3 million vehicles have to be repaired for various problems. The biggest part of this huge number comes from the 2011-2013 Explorer and 2008-2011 Escape. These vehicles were found to present various power steering problems that …
RecallsFord Recalls the Escape Over Door Problems
There are very few things that could potentially be worse than a door opening while you drive. If you own a 2013-2014 Ford Escape, this may happen to you. On these SUVs, a misalignment between the door panels and the exterior handle may cause the rod connecting the two pieces …
RecallsThe Great Spring of Recalls: it’s Ford’s Turn!
After GM and Chrysler, it is now Ford’s turn to initiate a couple of recalls for their vehicles. They announced two at the same time, but according to the manufacturer, they are not related. The first one targets about 386,000 Ford Escapes built between 2001 and 2004. These cars were …
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