Ford Motor Co.

  • Recalls Jun 11

    Ford Recalls About 2.5M Vehicles for Latch, Brake Troubles

    Ford is recalling about 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere because of a nagging door latch problem and a brake fluid leak.

  • recall Feb 12

    Ford Recalls 240K Vehicles Over Suspension Problem

    The affected models include the Ford Flex and Taurus SHO, among others.

  • President Nov 2, 2019

    UAW President Gary Jones Taking Leave Amid Corruption Probe

    The United Auto Workers announced Saturday that President Gary Jones is taking a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation of corruption within the union. The UAW said Jones requested the leave, which is effective Sunday. UAW Vice President Rory Gamble will serve as acting president. “The UAW is fighting tooth and nail to ensure our members have a...

  • United States Sep 13, 2019

    Ford Recalls Over 300,000 Ford Explorer Vehicles Due to Sharp Seat Frame Edge

    Ford is recalling more than 300,000 of its 2017 Ford Explorer vehicles because of a sharp seat frame edge. The automaker said Friday that there have been 31 reports of hand injuries.

  • Donald Trump Jun 7, 2019

    US Hiring Slows Amid Trade Tensions, Weaker Global Economy

    U.S. hiring stumbled in May as employers added just 75,000 jobs, a sign that businesses have become more cautious in the face of weaker global growth, widening trade conflicts and perhaps some difficulty finding enough workers. Last month’s modest job gain followed a much healthier increase of 224,000 in April. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate remained...

  • businessman Aug 15, 2018

    Ford to Spend About $740 Million on Detroit Redevelopment Plans

    Ford Motor Co. plans to spend roughly $740 million renovating Detroit’s long vacant train depot and redeveloping other area properties for research and development of self-driving vehicles. The Dearborn-based company in June used the Michigan Central depot as a backdrop while publicly laying out plans for the 105-year-old train station and surrounding Corktown neighborhood, but the anticipated cost wasn’t detailed....

  • United States Dec 19, 2017

    Ford to Cut Jobs as Sales Level Off, Stock Price Lags

    Ford is getting leaner as it faces an onslaught of challenges, from slowing U.S. sales to high-tech challengers to its own disgruntled shareholders. The 114-year-old automaker said Wednesday it is cutting 1,400 non-factory jobs in North America and Asia Pacific. The company will offer voluntary early retirement and separation packages to around 10 percent of its salaried workers in departments...

  • CEO Dec 19, 2017

    Fields Out at Ford; New CEO Hackett Known for Turnarounds

    The job of Ford’s new CEO won’t be easy: He will have to shore up the 114-year-old company’s traditional auto business, but also invest in self-driving cars and other projects that could one day make that business obsolete. Ford thinks Jim Hackett is up to the task. The 62-year-old former chief executive of office furniture maker Steelcase was named to...

  • DRIVER Aug 29, 2017

    Domino's, Ford Team Up to Test Self-Driving Delivery

    No ring of the doorbell, just a text. No tip for the driver? No problem in this test, where Domino’s and Ford are teaming up to see if customers will warm to the idea of pizza delivered by driverless cars. Starting Wednesday, some pizzas in Domino’s hometown of Ann Arbor will arrive in a Ford Fusion outfitted with radars and...

  • America Jul 27, 2017

    From Workhorse to Everyday Vehicle: 100 Years of Ford Trucks

    The new Ford 2017 F-Series Super Duty isn’t just a truck, it’s luxury hauling on wheels. The motor company’s latest version of the pickup boasts massaging leather seats, a panoramic moonroof and state of the art infotainment system. Ford Motor Co. has come a long way since debuting it’s first truck, the 1917 Model TT, 100 years ago today. Henry...

  • Michigan May 19, 2017

    Ford to Invest $350 Million in Michigan Plant

    Ford is pumping $350 million into a plant outside of Detroit where a new transmission for fuel-efficient vehicles will be built. The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker said Friday that the investment in the Livonia Transmission Plant is expected to create or keep 800 jobs. Some jobs are expected to be added this year, but most will be filled over the next two years.

  • United States May 16, 2017

    Ford Plans to Slash Global Workforce by 10 Percent: Report

    The Wall Street Journal reports that Ford Motor Co. is planning substantial job cuts in order to boost profits and raise its stock price. The newspaper says the cuts would target salaried employees and would reduce Ford’s global headcount by an equivalent of 10 percent. Ford didn’t confirm the report Monday night. In a statement, the company said it’s focused...

  • United States Mar 3, 2017

    Ford Recalling Nearly 32,000 Vehicles for Air Bag Defect

    Ford Motor Co is recalling 31,867 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada because their driver’s side air bags may not inflate properly. The recall affects the 2016-2017 Ford Edge, the 2016-2017 Lincoln MKX and the 2017 Lincoln Continental. Most are in the U.S. but 4,336 are in Canada.

  • director Aug 18, 2016

    Self-Driving Uber Cars to Soon Ferry Passengers in Pittsburgh

    In a few weeks, Uber will start using self-driving cars to carry passengers in Pittsburgh, raising the stakes in the fast-track race to deploy autonomous vehicles.

  • California Aug 16, 2016

    Ford Says it Will Have a Fully Autonomous Car by 2021

    Ford Motor Co. says it will have a fully autonomous vehicle ready to provide ride-hailing or ride-sharing services by 2021. Ford CEO Mark Fields announced the new goal Tuesday at the company’s Silicon Valley campus in Palo Alto, California. Ford says its new vehicle won’t need a steering wheel or gas and brake pedals. That’s a break from many other...

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Apr 26, 2016

    Ford Recalls Nearly 423K Vehicles for Power Steering Problem

    Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Ford is recalling nearly 423,000 cars and SUVs in North America because the power-assisted steering can fail while they’re being driven. The recall covers certain Ford Flex and Taurus vehicles, as well as the Lincoln MKS and MKT from the 2011 through 2013 model years. Also covered are the Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ...

  • Japan Apr 26, 2016

    Honda Adds $363M to Air Bag Recall Costs

    Honda Motor Co. is setting aside another $363 million to fund a growing recall of air bags that can explode with too much force. The automaker announced the spending Friday in Tokyo and said the additional costs will show up in revised earnings for the fiscal year that ended March 31. But the costs won’t affect the company’s dividend or...

  • China Jan 4, 2016

    General Motors Invests $500M in Lyft, Forms Partnership

    General Motors Co. and ride-hailing company Lyft Inc. are forming an unprecedented partnership that could help them beat their rivals to the self-driving future....
    Lyft said Monday that GM invested $500 million in the company as part of a round of a $1 billion round of fund-raising. GM gets a seat on Lyft’s board and access to the three-year-old company’s software,...

  • Japan May 14, 2015

    Honda Expands Takata Air Bag Recall, Brings Global Tally to 36 Million

    Honda Motor Co. recalled an additional 4.89 million vehicles around the world Thursday for a new type of problem in Takata air bag inflators, for which Japanese rivals Toyota and Nissan have already carried out recalls. Honda also announced a global recall for 47,800 Acura and other model vehicles for a defect in the radar system designed to make cars...

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