Safety

NHTSA investigating 725k Ford, Mercury vehicles for stalling issue

Filed under: Sedan, SUV, Government/Legal, Safety, Ford, Mercury

Owners of Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner, Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan models, listen up. According to a report on Automotive News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has …

Ford details how it will fix recalled fire-risk 2013 Escape and Fusion models

Filed under: Sedan, Government/Legal, Recalls, Safety, Crossover, Ford

Ford announced today that it has determined the problem and has worked up a fix for the engine fires that have resulted in recalls for 2013 Ford Escape and Fusion models equipped w…

Ford recalling 89k 2013 Fusion and Escape models over engine fires, urges owners to park their cars

Filed under: Sedan, Recalls, Safety, Crossover, Ford

Ford has announced a recall of 89,153 vehicles equipped with 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engines over the possibility of overheating and, in some instances, fires starting in the engine compart…

Autoblog Podcast #309

Filed under: Podcasts, Hybrid, Safety, Audi, Ford, GM, Hyundai, ElectricLots of Audi diesels on the way, GM says 500,000 electric cars per year soon, Ford fiesta EcoBoost 1.0, NTSB wants more safety tech

Episode #309 of the Autoblog Podcast is here,…

NHTSA probing Ford Escape over throttle issue

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, Crossover, Ford

According to the Associated Press, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is training its gaze on 2005-2012 Ford Escape. According to the report, the federal safety agency has opened a…

Ford Escape, Mazda CX-5 earn four-star NHTSA crash rating

Filed under: Safety, Crossover, Ford, Mazda

The 2013 Ford Escape and 2013 Mazda CX-5 are both impressive new crossovers that bring plenty to the table for buyers. Top safety marks, however, seem to have been left off of the menu.

These popular new cr…

2013 Ford Escape recalled for third time, again for fire risk [UPDATE]

Filed under: Recalls, Safety, Crossover, Ford

Oh dear. As if the previous two recalls weren’t bad enough, the brand new 2013 Ford Escape is under fire yet again for, well, fire. Or at least the potential for it.

According to The Detroit News, 7,600 E…

Ford recalling 485,000 2001-04 Escapes to fix unintended acceleration threat

Filed under: Recalls, Safety, Crossover, Ford

It was just last week that the 2013 Ford Escape suffered two separate recalls mere days apart, and today, we have news of a third.

This latest recall affects 485,000 2001-2004 Escapes with the 3.0-liter V…

2013 Ford Escape suffers second recall this week

Filed under: Recalls, Safety, Crossover, Ford

This is shaping up to be a pretty bad week for the brand spankin’ new 2013 Ford Escape. Just three days ago, a recall was announced concerning a brake interference issue, and today, the Escape is under fir…