2013 Ford Escape SUVs Recalled Over Risk of Engine Fire

It’s been a tough few weeks for the Ford Escape. Reports suggest that Ford Motors is recalling an extra 11,500 brand new Ford Escape SUVs in North America. Last weekend, the automaker recalled 8,300 2013 Escapes due to carpet problems that can affect the use of the brake pedal. Now the Ford Escape recall involves defective fuel lines that can cause engine fires.

Ford to Escape from 1.6-liter engines in 2013 SUV

According to Ford, not all 2013 Ford Escape SUVs have the problem with the motor compartment fuel line that can leak fuel and cause a fire in the motor compartment. In fact, only the 1.6-liter engines have the problem.

“Our intensive investigation and testing has identified the area of concern and we are moving as quickly as possible to repair vehicles for our customers,” said Ray Nevi of Ford’s safety office. “In the meantime, it is extremely important that affected customers not ignore this recall and immediately contact their dealer.”

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This post was written by admin on July 30, 2012

428 Cobra Jet Mach 1 Ford Mustang

Mustang is a muscle car in it is own class. It just command respect without making a sound. Mickey Thomson shows us what you can do with a classic cars, given talent and persistence.  The engine in 1965 when the ford 427 cobra engine Ford could come up with. Inside, restyled all new flight deck for 1969 with a twin pod dashboard, high back bucket seats with knitted vinyl, an optional fold down rear seat, a sporty clock and rich, molded door panels. It had a super slippery roof line, streamlined front end with twin set headlamps and on top.

428 ford cobra jet optional shaker hood scoop others would copy ad and in the years ahead it coined the shaker first. This was designed to familiarize us with history in an age when modifying a vintage Pony has become fashionable again. This was not built for personal expression, but to share a time in history we will likely never see again. When you stop and think about the Ford Cobra Jet Mach 1, high performance is one of the first things that comes to mind.

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This post was written by admin on October 5, 2009

Ford Explorer Salvage

The Ford Explorer was introduced to the North American market place in 1990. The vehicle is built by the Ford Motor Company based out of Detroit Michigan. The Explorer is described as a mid-size sport utility vehicle. It is manufactured in Louisville, Kentucky and has been a bread and butter sales leader for the Ford Motor Company fleet of cars.

As I said before, in the 90’s the Ford Explorer was a top seller for the corporation. As a result there was plenty of salvage Ford Explorers on the market. During this time their was a scandal that the Ford Corporation was involved in. It seems Ford Explorers had a problem with rolling over. They were not weighted correctly and in sharp turns the vehicles tended to tip over. What made it even worse was the tires that were used during that time also had a tendency to burst. At that time the corporation used Firestone tires exclusively for all of their vehicles. With the tipping incident becoming such of a problem for Ford they attributed the problem to the Firestone tires. As a result the corporation decided to change to another tire maker for all of there vehicles. This is Goodyear. This change did not satisfy critics concerning the vehicle. Ford had to go back and re-engineer the next version of the explorer so to not have the vehicles tip over again.

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This post was written by Kenneth Elliott on February 14, 2009

The Auto Industry Bail Out

I ask what is going on here in the USA?  I am not a financial genius and I could be wrong but this is the way I see it. First we bailed out the banks because they gave out too many bad loans. These people who are financial geniuses gave out loans to people who could not afford them, hoping things would get better and the people could pay their Bills. Basically what they did was gambling. Its like me going to Las Vegas betting over and over on red figuring it will come up eventually and when it never does and I lose all my Money. I then go and ask for all of it back plus more! The Banks who gave the Mortgages where given a bail out of around 600 Billion Dollars so they could stay in business. Now as I have read for around half of that the Government could have paid off all those bad loans and helped poor American Families keep their homes.  If all the bad loans where paid then would not that take care of all the Banks problems? Instead they gave super rich bankers who mad bad choices lots of Money so they can continue to make the same decisions that failed before and live their incredible lives that most of us can only dream about.

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This post was written by LJ James on January 17, 2009