2012 Ford Focus Recalled Over Windshield Wiper Defect

2012 Ford Focus Recalled Over Windshield Wiper Defect
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Ford Motor Company has announced a recall of 140,310 model-year 2012 Ford Focus vehicles built through Oct. 18 in the Wayne, Michigan Assembly plant over a potential windshield wiper defect. According to Ford, a seal plug on the passenger side windshield wiper motor electrical connector may be missing, causing water to fall into the motor… Continue Reading...

Ford Focus Replacement Front Suspension Recall, 10,000 Units Affected

Ford Focus Replacement Front Suspension Recall, 10,000 Units Affected
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A recall issued today could potentially affect 10,000 Ford Focus models. Gabriel, a company that provides ReadyMount suspension assemblies says that its set up for 2000-2005 Ford Focus models did not include a necessary washer. This omission can cause the suspension assembly to fall apart, resulting in an injury while being installed. Additionally, if the part is already… Continue Reading...

2015 Ford Focus RS Rumored to Have 320 Horsepower

2015 Ford Focus RS Rumored to Have 320 Horsepower
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We may have just got the new Ford Focus (seen above), but it’s already time to start thinking about the beefed up RS version. Rumors are swirling about Ford ditching the Volvo derived 2.5L, five-cylinder engine and going with a 2.3L four-cylinder with a turbo. The new engine will likely be more efficient, but no word… Continue Reading...

One-Third of Ford Models Sold to Fleets, Including Almost Half of All Focus Sales

One-Third of Ford Models Sold to Fleets, Including Almost Half of All Focus Sales
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Forbes has reported that almost one-third of the more than two million vehicles Ford sold in America last year went to fleet buyers, which could be a cause of concern for the American automaker. While it would appear that it could only be a positive thing that Ford is heavily favored among rental and commercial… Continue Reading...

Focus ST-R Put Through its Paces by Tanner Foust [Video]

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Tanner Foust recently spent the day at Homestead-Miami Speedway, putting the new Ford Focus ST-R turnkey race car to the test. The Global RallyCross Champion and founding member of the Octane Academy, not to mention Top Gear television celebrity and former Formula Drift champion, came away impressed with what the Focus ST-R could do on… Continue Reading...

First Ford Focus Electric Goes To Google

First Ford Focus Electric Goes To Google
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Google is all about advancing technology in order to improve our world and lifestyle, and it appears that they also support any other company that’s pro-technology. The massive search engine turned all-things technology firm was given the keys to the first Ford Focus electric vehicle off the assembly line. It’ll be interesting to see if… Continue Reading...

Ford Focus ST-R Hits the Track [Video]

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Ford‘s track-ready Focus ST-R isn’t cheap at $98,995, but it sure comes with plenty of punch as a turn-key race car powered by a 2.0L EcoBoost powerplant. To show off what the hot hatch is all about, Ford Racing and Andy Vrenko took it to its natural habitat – the race track. The video does… Continue Reading...

Ford Announces New Crate Engines, 2.0L EcoBoost Coming Shortly

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Ford Announces New Crate Engines, 2.0L EcoBoost Coming Shortly
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For decades, we’ve known Ford crate engines to be huge V8 powerplants packing plenty of cubic inches and power. But Ford has been quietly offering a 2.0L inline-four from its old Focus for midget racers but very few even paid attention to that option. Now Ford has added their new-generation 2.0L Focus engine and looks… Continue Reading...

MyFord Mobile App Awarded CES Award in Software and Mobile Applications

MyFord Mobile App Awarded CES Award in Software and Mobile Applications
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While Microsoft and Ford‘s previous collaboration, MyFord Touch, drew significant criticism from users as well as from Consumer Reports, their latest product promises to be a big hit. Designed for the new Ford Focus Electric, the MyFord Mobile app has earned the International CES Best of Innovation Design and Engineering Award in the software and… Continue Reading...

Ford Focuses On The Focus With Nine Customs: 2011 SEMA Show

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Ford Focuses On The Focus With Nine Customs: 2011 SEMA Show
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To say that Ford put a focus on the Focus would be an understatement at this year’s SEMA Show. Nine different, fully customized Focuses were shown off in the Ford booth, with several of them part of a spectator voting competition. Projects ranged from mild to wild, with a plethora of colors being splashed on… Continue Reading...

Ford Focus ST-R Race Car Debuts At Frankfurt

Ford Focus ST-R Race Car Debuts At Frankfurt
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Ford is giving racing enthusiasts a new Focus race car option with their ST-R that debuted at Frankfurt Motor Show. The Focus ST-R race car will feature a powerful 2.0L EcoBoost engine, FIA regulation roll cage, upgraded brakes and track-tuned suspension. The race-tweaked, production-based ST-R was crafted by the engineers at Ford Racing and will… Continue Reading...

Ford Fiesta ECOnetic: the World’s Most Fuel-Efficient Non-Hybrid at 85.6 MPG

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Ford Fiesta ECOnetic: the World’s Most Fuel-Efficient Non-Hybrid at 85.6 MPG
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It’s difficult to remember when Ford last had as strong a line-up as it does today, but don’t believe for a second that the Blue Oval team are foolish enough to take a moment to relax. Rather, Ford is set to reveal the most efficient non-hybrid family vehicles, the Focus ECOnetic Technology and the Fiesta… Continue Reading...

Ford Focus Electric Full Launch Delayed

Ford Focus Electric Full Launch Delayed
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Ford is delaying the full launch of the 2012 electric Focus. Initially, the Focus EV was to be launched in 19 markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit and Seattle. However, plans have changed and the primary launch will be concentrated in California and New York. Ford’s electrified-vehicles marketing manager David Finnegan said, “For the… Continue Reading...

Next-Gen Ford Focus RS Confirmed

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Next-Gen Ford Focus RS Confirmed
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With 305 turbocharged horsepower the Focus RS might just have been the ultimate hot-hatch. Now, for the first time, Ford has confirmed it will have a successor, arriving in late 2013 or early 2014 with at least 350-hp while sticking to its front-wheel-drive strategy. Gunnar Hermann, Ford’s global chief of small cars, has gone on… Continue Reading...

Ford Polling Facebook To Determine Focus Electric Car Sounds

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Ford Polling Facebook To Determine Focus Electric Car Sounds
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Ford is taking advantage of their Facebook page by asking their fans which of the four possible warning sounds that will be used in the upcoming Focus electric vehicle is their favorite. All four sound clips are hosted on YouTube and feedback on their comments page will be used by Ford to help choose a… Continue Reading...

Four-Cylinder Engines Selling Better Than Sixes In America

Four-Cylinder Engines Selling Better Than Sixes In America
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American consumers are buying more four-cylinder vehicles than ever before. According to research by IHS Automotive, 43 percent of all new cars delivered in the U.S in the first half of 2011, were powered by four-cylinders. In 2005, 43 percent of all new cars in the U.S were powered by sixes. The remaining 57 percent… Continue Reading...

MR Car Design Ford Focus RS Takes the Hottest of Hatches to 355-hp

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MR Car Design Ford Focus RS Takes the Hottest of Hatches to 355-hp
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German tuner MR Car Design has transformed Ford‘s Focus RS into a viable contender to Audi‘s RS3 and BMW‘s 1-Series M. Taking one of Europe’s most popular hot hatches, MR Car Design pushes out 355-hp out of the turbocharged 5-cylinder engine, a 54-hp increase from the factory 301-hp. The enhanced performance comes courtesy of an… Continue Reading...

Ford Fiesta Is Bringing Back The Hatch as 5-Door Surprises as Most Popular Model

Ford Fiesta Is Bringing Back The Hatch as 5-Door Surprises as Most Popular Model
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The success of the Ford Fiesta brings with it another trend—the revival of the hatchback, long-derided in America as being cheap without the cheerfulness. The Fiesta has dominated the small car segment below the Focus. Consumers are trading in their larger vehicles, even including the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, in response to increased gas… Continue Reading...

2012 Ford Focus SE SFE Can Achieve 40-MPG, Other Versions Can’t

2012 Ford Focus SE SFE Can Achieve 40-MPG, Other Versions Can’t
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The 2012 Ford Focus is being eagerly awaited by those looking to buy a car in the C-segment of the market, which includes cars like the Hyundai Elantra and the Chevrolet Cruze. However, if you want to achieve the claimed 40-mpg fuel rating, you’ll have to choose the Focus SE SFE (Super Fuel Economy) model…. Continue Reading...

Ford Focus RS Going To Australia, Limited Quantity of 315

Ford Focus RS Going To Australia, Limited Quantity of 315
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The Land Down Under just got some exciting news from Ford. Even though production is coming to an end, Australia will be gifted with 315 Ford Focus RS models in a limited edition production and available in three different colors. “Customers, the motoring press, Ford enthusiasts and hot hatch fans have all been constantly asking… Continue Reading...

Report: Ford Focus RS500 Sells Out in 12 Hours

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Report: Ford Focus RS500 Sells Out in 12 Hours
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The Ford Focus RS500 debut has been a little interesting, to say the least. Ford had built a new website, teasing the release of the car over several days. They claim however that the website was “hacked” and the official (and enticing) photos of the Ford Focus RS500 were released 48 hours early. Perhaps it… Continue Reading...

Report: Ford Planning 10 Focus-Based Vehicles With High Hopes for Compact Segment

Report: Ford Planning 10 Focus-Based Vehicles With High Hopes for Compact Segment
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In the future, Ford is looking to “focus” on the compact car segment. The pun here is intended, as Ford has announced plans to launch 10 vehicles in North America based off of the new Focus’s architecture. In a recent interview with Ford’s marketing boss Jim Farley, the folks at Car & Driver got some… Continue Reading...

Ford Focus RS Not Coming to North America

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Ford Focus RS Not Coming to North America
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Several weeks ago we ran a few photos of a Ford Focus RS that was spotted in a suburb of Detroit. This of course led to speculation that FoMoCo was planning to bring its amazing hot hatch to the U.S. Sadly, a Ford exec has confirmed that the RS will not make its way stateside…. Continue Reading...

Ford Transforming Michigan Trunk Plant into Compact Car/Electric Vehicle Plant

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Ford Transforming Michigan Trunk Plant into Compact Car/Electric Vehicle Plant
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Ford will spend $550 million to transform it’s Michigan truck plant into a facility that bill be used to built the new Ford Focus, including an electric version of that vehicle. By transforming the Michigan Trunk Plant into a compact car facility as many as 3,200 jobs will be saved as demand for large SUVs… Continue Reading...
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