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Ford Announces Recall of 89,000 Vehicles Due to Engine Fire Risk

2013 Ford Escape

It’s been a rough start for the 2013 Ford Escape and Fusion models.  Both are complete redesigns that focus on technology, fuel economy, styling and safety, but it’s that last part that’s wreaked havoc on both.  The fourth recall for the Escape, and the first on the Fusion.  Read on for more details regarding this recall.

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Ford Releases Fuel Economy Numbers for 2011 Ford F-150: 3.7-liter V6 Gets 23 MPG!

Pending final EPA certification, the 3.7-liter V6 in the upcoming 2011 Ford F-150 will get you a stellar (for a truck, anyway) 23 mpg on the highway, and 16 mpg around town.  The 5.0-liter V8 gets you 15/21 city/highway, which rivals its GM counterparts’ fuel economy numbers.  While these numbers are preliminary, they can’t be too far off base or Ford wouldn’t release them.  Click past the jump for complete breakdowns and comparisons.  Truck fans will be especially interested in the Ford-provided charts at the bottom.

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GM Recalling 2010 Cadillac SRX Over Fire Concerns

The 2010 Cadillac SRX has already had one safety recall, and now it has another.  A total of 3,996 SRX crossovers, built in December of 2009, are being recalled because of a possibility of fire.  An unattended SRX caught fire when its power steering lines were damaged, which leaked fluid onto “hot engine parts,” according to the press release.  This caused a fire in the engine compartment.  No accidents or injuries have been reported, and General Motors believes that this issue is limited to only 2 or 3 vehicles, but is recalling almost 4,000 of them just to be safe.  Click past the jump for the press release.

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2011 Ford F-150 Followup – 20% Increase in Fuel Economy?

According to a press release published by Ford today, the four engines available on its upcoming 2011 F-150 pickup should yield 20% gains in fuel economy compared to the same models in 2010.  Since no V6 is available on the 2010 F-150, this is a believable number, especially considering the advanced engine technologies used to craft the new 5.0 and 6.2-liter V8s.  As a recap, the engines available in the 2011 F-150 will be the 3.7-liter V6, 5.0 and 6.2-liter V8s, and later on in the model year, a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6.  If the 20% number comes true, look for fuel economy numbers to be 14-17 city, 18-24 highway.

by John Suit

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2011 Ford F-150 to get 3 new engine choices

Automotive News is reporting that Ford will be giving buyers of its F-150 pickup truck 3 new engine choices for the 2011 model year.  Those new choices include a 3.7-liter V6, which replaces the current base V8, a 5.0-liter V8, and an EcoBoost 3.5-liter V6.  If any of those choices sound familiar, you’re right.  The first two engines are found in the V6 and V8 2011 Mustang, respectively.  The third one, the EcoBoost V6, is available in several Ford and Lincoln models.

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Official: Lexus Engine Recall affects 138,000 vehicles

2006 Lexus IS 350

Following on the footsteps of earlier announcements, a clarifying announcement was made by Toyota regarding faulty engines in some of their Lexus vehicles.  Today, Toyota officially notified the NHTSA of its intent to recall about 138,000 vehicles in the United States, for a problem which can cause the engine to stall while driving.  The automaker said that most owners who are affected will notice a rough idle or louder than normal engine noise.  Read on for my analysis and specific models being recalled.

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