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Ford Contract Ratified by U.A.W. Members

Union workers have approved a four-year labor contract with Ford Motor, accepting wage increases and other terms nearly identical to the agreement reached with General Motors. The United Automobile Workers union announced Friday that the agreement had been backed by 56 percent of those voting. The pact calls for Ford’s 55,000 union workers to receive […]

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Report: Abandoning Small Car Segment Could Be a Big Mistake

A new report from Edmunds tries to make a case against Ford and General Motors placing their small- and medium-sized cars on an iceberg and setting it adrift. We don’t even need to see the metrics to agree. Ditching cars for higher-margin crossovers and SUVs always seemed a little short-sighted. Without entry-level models, you’re likely to […]

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Ford’s Adding Over-the-air Updates, Bigger Screens, More Connectivity

<img data-attachment-id="1497705" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201.jpeg" data-orig-size="1024,634" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Ford badge emblem logo" data-image-description=" Image: Ford Motor Co. ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-450×279.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-610×378.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1497705″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-610×378.jpeg” alt=”Ford badge emblem logo” width=”610″ height=”378″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-610×378.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-75×46.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-450×279.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-768×476.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-120×74.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201.jpeg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The days of owning an automobile that’s not perpetually connected […]

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Smells Like Special Edition: Ford Files Trademark for ‘Black Diamond’

<img data-attachment-id="1497705" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201.jpeg" data-orig-size="1024,634" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Ford badge emblem logo" data-image-description=" Image: Ford Motor Co. ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-450×279.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-610×378.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1497705″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-610×378.jpeg” alt=”Ford badge emblem logo” width=”610″ height=”378″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-610×378.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-75×46.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-450×279.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-768×476.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201-120×74.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cq5dam.web_.1024.768-1-e1485355632201.jpeg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Ford has filed a trademark application to register “Black Diamond” […]

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Ford Will Put Most of India Operations Into Mahindra Venture

Ford Motor announced Tuesday that it would put most of its operations in India into a joint venture to be headed by the Indian vehicle maker Mahindra & Mahindra, a bid to stanch Ford’s losses there. Mahindra will own 51 percent of the joint venture, which will take control of Ford’s assembly plant near the […]

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How Strikes Changed the Auto Industry

Walkouts and sit-ins by the United Automobile Workers over the decades helped secure contracts that lifted members into the middle class. ImageThe sit-down strike of 1936-37 forced General Motors to recognize the United Automobile Workers union. These workers occupied G.M.’s Fisher Body plant in Flint, Mich.CreditUnited Press International By André Beganski Sept. 26, 2019 After […]

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These High-Tech Sensors May Be the Key to Autonomous Cars

In a year when the autonomous vehicle business has hit a big reset button, consensus is growing among designers that self-driving cars just aren’t perceptive enough to make them sufficiently safe. So now engineers are considering using more sophisticated sensors and technology — tech that can see through rain and even look underground. “There are […]

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G.M. and Autoworkers in Talks on New Labor Contract

General Motors and the United Automobile Workers were working to hammer out a new labor agreement on Saturday in the final hours before their current contract expires. G.M. is seeking ways to lower health care and other costs, while the union hopes to get the automaker to produce more vehicles in plants in the United […]

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Lincoln’s ‘Fresh Take’ Campaign Traps Matthew McConaughey Inside Pink Mist

<img data-attachment-id="1688660" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Lincoln-Aviator-Campaign-McConaughey.jpg" data-orig-size="3168,1782" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"\u201cFresh Take\u201d campaign features spokesman Matthew McConaughey in a colorful, surreal setting to highlight how the all-new Lincoln Aviator stands on its own","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"\"Fresh Take\" Aviator Campaign","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="“Fresh Take” Aviator Campaign" data-image-description=" Ford motor co ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Lincoln-Aviator-Campaign-McConaughey-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Lincoln-Aviator-Campaign-McConaughey-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1688660″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Lincoln-Aviator-Campaign-McConaughey-610×343.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Lincoln-Aviator-Campaign-McConaughey-610×343.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Lincoln-Aviator-Campaign-McConaughey-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Lincoln-Aviator-Campaign-McConaughey-450×253.jpg […]

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S.U.V. vs. Sedan, and Detroit vs. the World, in a Fight for the Future

The humble family sedan was once inseparable from American culture, the prime mover of suburban commutes and summer road trips. But most Detroit automakers are ridding their lineups of sedans and diverting investment to S.U.V.s and crossovers, not to mention electric vehicles and self-driving tech. Detroit’s Asian and European rivals see things differently. They’re continuing […]

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A Cruel Parody of Antitrust Enforcement

President Trump’s Justice Department — for it is increasingly clear that the department has been reduced to an arm of the White House — has opened an antitrust investigation of four auto companies that had the temerity to defy the president by voluntarily agreeing to reduce auto emissions below the level required by current federal […]

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Gas War: Antitrust Probe Opened Into Automakers Endorsing California Emissions Pact

<img data-attachment-id="1676860" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-e1559922080206.jpg" data-orig-size="2032,1524" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="gasoline gas pump" data-image-description=" Nithid Memanee/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1676860″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″> The Justice Department has opened an antitrust probe into four automakers that formed a pact with California to compromise on tailpipe emissions, effectively circumventing federal regulators, last July. Over the summer, Ford […]

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Changing Trajectory: In Giving Lincoln Its Own Space, Can Ford Combat the Wandering Eye?

<img data-attachment-id="1620436" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-LINCOLN-NAVIGATOR_SKV_0668E-e1523290991713.jpg" data-orig-size="3295,2268" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"9","credit":"","camera":"NIKON D810","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"17","iso":"2500","shutter_speed":"0.008","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="lincoln navigator grille badge lincoln logo" data-image-description=" Image: Ford Motor Co. ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-LINCOLN-NAVIGATOR_SKV_0668E-e1523290991713-450×310.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-LINCOLN-NAVIGATOR_SKV_0668E-e1523290991713-610×420.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1620436″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-LINCOLN-NAVIGATOR_SKV_0668E-e1523290991713-610×420.jpg” alt=”lincoln navigator grille badge lincoln logo” width=”610″ height=”420″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-LINCOLN-NAVIGATOR_SKV_0668E-e1523290991713-610×420.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-LINCOLN-NAVIGATOR_SKV_0668E-e1523290991713-75×52.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-LINCOLN-NAVIGATOR_SKV_0668E-e1523290991713-450×310.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-LINCOLN-NAVIGATOR_SKV_0668E-e1523290991713-768×529.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-LINCOLN-NAVIGATOR_SKV_0668E-e1523290991713-120×83.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> My father has historically been a Ford […]

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Ford Workers Who Sued Over Sexual Harassment Face Setback

A federal judge in Chicago ruled this week that a lawsuit brought by female Ford employees over sexual misconduct at two Chicago plants cannot proceed as a class-action suit. The ruling was a setback for the plaintiffs, who said they had endured groping, vulgarities and sexual violence despite the company’s efforts to change a longstanding […]

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UAW Counting Strike Votes As Contract Negotiations Continue

<img data-attachment-id="1678044" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,853" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="GM Flint Investment silverado flilnt assembly" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1678044″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The United Automobile Workers are tallying strike votes as union leadership decides which contract terms […]

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Shareholders No Longer Riding Shotgun, Say American Automakers

<img data-attachment-id="1684824" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1405170377.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,600" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="ford mustang chevrolet camaro" data-image-description=" Sergey Akhrameev/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1405170377-450×270.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1405170377-610×366.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1684824″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1405170377-610×366.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”366″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1405170377-610×366.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1405170377-75×45.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1405170377-450×270.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1405170377-768×461.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1405170377-120×72.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1405170377.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> This week, General Motors CEO Mary Barra and Ford CEO Jim Hackett were among 181 […]

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Ford Recalls 100,000 Sedans Over Seatbelt Pretensioners

<img data-attachment-id="1225097" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2015_ford_fusion_angularfront.jpg" data-orig-size="640,336" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2015_ford_fusion_angularfront" data-image-description=" ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2015_ford_fusion_angularfront-450×236.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2015_ford_fusion_angularfront-610×320.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1225097″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2015_ford_fusion_angularfront-610×320.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”320″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2015_ford_fusion_angularfront-610×320.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2015_ford_fusion_angularfront-75×39.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2015_ford_fusion_angularfront-450×236.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2015_ford_fusion_angularfront-120×63.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2015_ford_fusion_angularfront.jpg 640w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Ford may be phasing out the Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans in the near future, that doesn’t mean you won’t see […]

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With Its Purpose-built Comeback Car, Lincoln Aims to Dethrone Cadillac

We’re not going to sugarcoat it — Cadillac routinely bests Lincoln in terms of sales. General Motors’ luxury marque constantly carves out a larger portion of the domestic market and has managed to make global inroads Ford’s premium division has not. For example, Cadillac saw 228,043 deliveries in the People’s Republic of China last year. Lincoln […]

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Ford and GM Prep for Economic Hardship

<img data-attachment-id="1684824" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1405170377.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,600" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="ford mustang chevrolet camaro" data-image-description=" Sergey Akhrameev/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1405170377-450×270.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1405170377-610×366.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1684824″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1405170377-610×366.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”366″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1405170377-610×366.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1405170377-75×45.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1405170377-450×270.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1405170377-768×461.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1405170377-120×72.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1405170377.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> With another global recession looming on the horizon, executives at General Motors and Ford are […]

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Not Quite a Recall: Ford Extends Transmission Warranty for DSP6

<img data-attachment-id="800098" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/2015-Ford-Focus-15-e1463580721845.jpg" data-orig-size="610,406" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"5.6","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark II","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1397602644","copyright":"","focal_length":"92","iso":"2500","shutter_speed":"0.008","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2015-Ford-Focus-15" data-image-description=" 2015-Ford-Focus-15 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/2015-Ford-Focus-15-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/2015-Ford-Focus-15-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-800098 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/2015-Ford-Focus-15-610×406.jpg” alt=”2015-Ford-Focus-15″ width=”610″ height=”406″> Ford took some heat after reports emerged that it was well aware of the issues plaguing the PowerShift transmission found in third-gen Focuses and sixth-gen Fiestas. While the automaker has issued numerous recalls […]

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