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NHTSA investigates 500,000 Ford Motor sedans for potential steering problems

1:20 pm U.S. ET | July 11, 2014
NHTSA is investigating an estimated 500,000 Ford Motor sedans for potential steering problems....
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Ford creates Mulally engineering scholarship

3:04 pm U.S. ET | July 10, 2014
Ford is creating a $1 million scholarship program for engineering students in honor of former CEO Alan Mulally. Under the Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship program, Ford will award 10 onetime $10,000 scholarships annually to sophomore or junior engineering students at universities around the world....
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Ford says it remains committed to South Africa despite strikes

12:13 pm U.S. ET | July 10, 2014
Ford has a long-term commitment to South Africa, its regional head said, playing down any concerns about strikes that an engineering federation said had prompted the carmaker to consider pulling out of the country....
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Penske Logistics to close site servicing Ford

3:20 pm U.S. ET | July 9, 2014
Penske Logistics, the lead logistics provider for Ford in North America, plans to shut down a site south of Detroit in September and cut 183 jobs....
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U.S. auto recalls smash single-year record with 6 months to go

12:49 pm U.S. ET | July 8, 2014
Automakers this year have already recalled more vehicles in the United States than in any other year on record. NHTSA says U.S. recalls total 37.5 million cars to date, topping the 30.8 million record set in 2004....
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Bill Ford predicts 'radical transformation' of auto industry

1:16 pm U.S. ET | July 8, 2014
Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford sees a bright -- albeit remodeled -- future for the automotive industry, according to an op-ed story he authored in The Wall Street Journal....
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Ford announces 6 recalls covering 100,610 vehicles in North America

10:57 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2014
Ford said it is recalling 100,610 vehicles in North America in six separate actions. About 92,000 of the vehicles have a potential problem with front axles that run to right wheels and may have not been properly installed during assembly. That may cause the axle to move outward over time and eventually become disengaged....
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Detroit 3 to shorten, eliminate summer break at some plants

3:45 pm U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
Summer vacation will be shortened or won't come at all for some Detroit 3 assembly plants in the United States as light truck and SUV sales continue to heat up....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

A salute to Ford’s executives, dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
Alan Mulally did a great job for Ford Motor Co. and its dealers in his time at the helm....
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Ford says Mondeo sales will be boosted by platform sharing with Lincoln

July 5, 2014 06:15 CET
Ford says its new Mondeo will compete better in Europe's mid-sized segment because it has a platform that was also designed to underpin Lincoln models....
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Galpin Motors names Beau Boeckmann president, COO

2:15 pm U.S. ET | July 3, 2014
Beau Boeckmann has been appointed president and COO of Galpin Motors Inc., succeeding his father Bert Boeckmann, who will stay on with Galpin as chairman and CEO....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Bill Ford: A good listener, leader

2:20 pm U.S. ET | July 3, 2014
I had the good fortune to work for and with Bill Ford in the early 1990s, when he headed Ford Motor Co.’s climate control division....
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Canada sets June, first-half sales record; Ford tops Fiat Chrysler

3:49 pm U.S. ET | July 2, 2014
Ford sold the most vehicles in Canada in June, trumping Fiat Chrysler, which has sold the most cars and trucks in the country so far this year....
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Ford's Fields starts new job with 9% raise in annual salary

10:14 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2014
Ford said its new CEO, Mark Fields, will receive a 9 percent increase in his base salary, as well as stock options and a performance-based bonus. Ford said in documents filed today with U.S. regulators that Fields' base salary will be $1.75 million this year, up from $1.6 million last year when he was COO. Fields, 53, took the CEO reins from Alan Mulally on Tuesday....
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Henry Nolte Jr., former chief counsel to 3 Ford CEOs, dies at 90

2:50 pm U.S. ET | July 2, 2014
Henry Nolte, the chief in-house legal counsel to three Ford CEOs from 1974 to 1989, died Monday in suburban Detroit. He was 90. Nolte was a central figure in some of the most famous episodes in Ford history, including the firing of company President Lee Iacocca in 1978 and the controversy and legal cases surrounding the Ford Pinto in the 1970s and early 1980s....
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Ford volume slips 6% ahead of key changeovers

1:45 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2014
Ford Motor sales declined 6 percent in June from the year-ago month to 222,064 units as the company geared up for a changeover of several key models, including the F-150 pickup, Mustang pony car and Edge crossover....
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INTERACTIVE

In the words of Alan Mulally

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
The following are excerpts from Automotive News annual “Talk from the Top” series of interviews, between 2006 and 2012, with the man that turned around Ford, organized by topic....
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U.S. SALES PREVIEW

Fields ready to prove Lincoln worth saving with MKC

9:00 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
As Ford makes its boldest bid yet to lure younger buyers to its laggard Lincoln line, incoming CEO Mark Fields has a chance to show he has the turnaround touch of predecessor Alan Mulally....
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SENIOR STRATEGIST

Older, wiser and well-connected, Bill Ford gets ready for a new chapter

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
Alan Mulally's departure from Ford Motor this week will be a big change for the automaker and its new CEO, Mark Fields. But especially, it will open a new chapter for Bill Ford....
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Longtime Rhode Island dealer Bob Rizzo dies

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
Longtime dealer Bob Rizzo died May 22. He was 71....
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Ford to replace 2.0-liter EcoBoost after just 4 years

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
The 2.0-liter four-cylinder -- offered in more than a dozen Ford and Lincoln vehicles globally -- begins easing out of production early next year with the launch of the redesigned 2015 Ford Edge....
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HANS GREIMEL

Ford's China explosion: 88 stores open in just 1 day

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
Over the span of just one day, June 19, Ford opened 88 dealerships in the country, bringing its total to 750 outlets in the world's biggest auto market....
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Hinrichs to roaring Jaguar Land Rover: You're welcome

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
Jaguar and Land Rover have flourished since being sold by Ford Motor Co. in 2008 to India's Tata Motors Ltd. -- one of Alan Mulally's most noteworthy decisions as Ford CEO....
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Ford packs '15 Edge with technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
Ford is touting the 2015 Edge crossover as a showcase for its latest technologies. It will be the first Ford-branded vehicle offered with such features as adaptive steering, a 180-degree front camera, an enhanced parking assist system and a glove box airbag....
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ProMaster City to take on Transit Connect

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
The 2015 Ram ProMaster City will give Chrysler Group dealers a small urban delivery vehicle to sell when it arrives in dealerships early next year. Based on the Fiat Doblo but designed for North America, the van will compete with Ford's Transit Connect....
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