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Ford Recalls Stripped Chassis for Front-Wheel Defect

Ford Motor Co. is recalling an estimated 162 2018 Ford stripped chassis vehicles with 22.5-inch wheels and a 22,000-, 24,000- or 26,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating because the front-wheel studs were improperly heat treated.

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Ford Recalls Fusion, Escape for Possible Rollaway

Ford Motor Co. is recalling approximately 550,000 2013 to 2016 Fusion midsize sedans and 2013 to 2014 Escape compact SUVs in North America because the bushing that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission may be degraded and detach from the transmission, which could result in a rollaway.

Ford's 2019-MY Fleet Preview

Commercial, government, and fleet customers converged in the Warner Theater located in the District of Columbia for Ford's 2019-MY Fleet Preview. The event featured early looks at upcoming vehicles, as well as first-hand demonstrations of various vehicles.

Ford Agrees to $299M Takata Settlement

Ford Motor Co. has agreed to pay $299.1 million to settle consumer economic-loss claims linked to faulty air bags manufactured by Takata Corp. The settlement covers diverse forms of economic damages linked to Takata air-bag inflators.

Ford Edge, Lincoln MKZ Recalled for Torque Converters

Ford Motor Company is recalling approximately 25 2017 to 2018 Ford Edge and 2017 Lincoln MKZ vehicles with 2.0-liter gas engines and six-speed automatic transmissions because the torque converter weld studs may be inadequately welded.

Ford Recalls Three 2018 Models for Fuel Pumps

Ford Motor Company is recalling an estimated 5,645 2018 Ford Expedition, F-150, and Lincoln Navigator vehicles equipped with 3.5L GTDI V-6 engines because the welds in their high pressure fuel pump assemblies may crack and lead to an oil or fuel leak.

Ford Escape Gets Autonomous Braking in New Zealand

Autonomous emergency braking will be rolled out on Ford Escape vehicles in September, coinciding with the launch of the Ford Escape ST-Line in New Zealand.

Ford Names CEO, President of Australia and New Zealand

The company has appointed Kay Hart — who previously held the title of global BEV manager, distribution and digital experience for Team Edison — as the new president and CEO of Ford Australia and New Zealand.

Ford Developing New Mobility Solutions, Infotainment System in China

Ford and Chinese Internet company Baidu are collaborating for the development of new mobility solutions, in-vehicle infotainment systems, and other digital services.

Genesis, Kia, Hyundai Top J.D. Power Quality Study

The quality of new vehicles has improved again with the 2018 model year, and Genesis, Kia, and Hyundai rank at the top of the J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Initial Quality Study, which measures problems in the first 90 days of ownership.