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 |  Aug 21 2014, 12:17 PM

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Ford has informed its dealers that they must immediately stop selling certain C-Max and Focus models due to a glitch in the steering assembly.

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 |  Aug 18 2014, 4:01 PM

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Toyota has improved its ranking in the annual J.D. Power seat quality study, and ranks first among automakers for the most cars with seats on the list.

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 |  Aug 08 2014, 1:55 PM

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named the 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid a Top Safety Pick.

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 |  May 09 2014, 1:00 PM

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Ford has issued two separate recalls for 692,000 Escape crossovers and C-Max hybrids over concerns with the air bags and door handles. 

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 |  Apr 23 2014, 1:51 PM

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Real-world fuel economy versus what the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claims a vehicle should get is a point of contention for buyers, and now it seems it is hurting sales for one American Automaker. 

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 |  Apr 07 2014, 7:27 PM

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Ford has issued out two separate recalls that affect over 434,000 vehicles.

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 |  Mar 28 2014, 3:57 PM

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Ford has gotten in on the fun, parodying the Cadillac ELR ad that poked fun at Europeans.

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 |  Mar 17 2014, 10:18 AM

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Testing new vehicles doesn’t always go as planned, a lesson that Ford had to learn while our spy photographer looked on. 

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 |  Feb 28 2014, 10:02 AM

Ask AutoGuide No. 38


Ask AutoGuide No 38

Whether they come in the form of a subcompact hatchback or a full-sized pickup, hybrids are some of the most technically advanced vehicles on the road today. Blending the best of internal combustion and electric propulsion these cars and trucks can save drivers major dollars at the filling station thanks to their Star Wars-grade technology that’s advanced enough to make Han Solo jealous. “Traveling through hyperspace ain’t like dusting crops, boy!”

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 |  Dec 12 2013, 2:06 PM

C-MAX Hybrid & C-MAX Energi

After having to downgrade the fuel economy of the 2013 C-Max hybrid from 47 mpg to 43 mpg, Ford has announced that the 2014 C-Max Hybrid is receiving upgrades to improve the mpg rating. 

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 |  Nov 05 2013, 9:03 AM

Ford-Plug-In-Sales-Main-ArtWhen it comes to electrified cars Toyota is the undisputed champion with its popular lineup of Prius models, but Ford is hard at work building brand recognition for its lineup of battery-powered vehicles. Things must be working out well because the Blue Oval is crowing about sales of its plug-in hybrids.

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 |  Oct 05 2013, 11:01 AM

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Ford is recalling approximately 23,831 Focus Electric and C-Max models so that they make an audible door chime when the driver’s door is opened while the push-button start is engaged.

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 |  Sep 28 2013, 2:02 PM

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Ford has begun mailing checks to C-Max Hybrid owners as compensation for having revised the advertised fuel economy from 47 mpg to 43 mpg.

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 |  Aug 15 2013, 6:49 PM

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In light of today’s announcements by Ford, the EPA has announced that it will update its labelling procedures to keep pace with industry changes.

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 |  Aug 15 2013, 5:56 PM

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Ford has announced that it is voluntarily lowering fuel economy estimates for the 2013 C-Max Hybrid to 43 mpg combined from 47, and will be issuing compensation to current owners of the C-Max because of this change. 

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 |  Jul 28 2013, 7:33 AM

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Ford has announced a recall for 33,021 C-Max Hybrid vehicles built between January 19, 2012 through June 26, 2013 for a roof defect.

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 |  Jul 24 2013, 10:32 AM

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Ford Motor Company has announced record-breaking sales after counting 24,217 hybrid vehicles sold in the second quarter of 2013.

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 |  May 31 2013, 10:15 AM

All-New Ford Fusion Hybrid

The popularity of the Ford Fusion Hybrid, C-Max Hybrid, as well as the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is translating into solid sales for the blue oval, as the brand has just beat its previous full-year record of hybrid sales in the first five months of 2013.

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 |  Apr 05 2013, 9:46 AM

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It looks like the Ford C-Max is going much the same way as the new Fusion and adopting some Aston Martin-esque style, and our spy photograpgers managed to grab some shots of the facelifted Ford out testing in Sweden.

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 |  Mar 02 2013, 10:01 AM

A pair of California law firms are consolidating lawsuits against Ford, alleging that the American automaker has falsely marketed its MPG claims for its C-Max Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid vehicles.

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 |  Dec 27 2012, 9:30 AM

Ford is facing a lawsuit that claims that the American company’s C-Max hybrid and Fusion hybrid fail to meet the stated fuel economy mark of 47 mpg combined. 

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 |  Dec 16 2012, 11:01 AM

The Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid combined for more sales in November than the Toyota Prius plug-in and Prius v models.

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 |  Dec 15 2012, 5:06 PM

Ford is currently under fire for mileage claims on the Fusion and C-MAX Hybrid models, but the automaker is standing firm by its claims.

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 |  Nov 30 2012, 9:45 AM

Ford is projecting that its hybrid sales in the month of November will be its best yet, with over 6,000 hybrid vehicles sold – besting its previous 5,353 record in July 2009.

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