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Ford’s Plan to Gradually Reopen U.S. Factories Concerns UAW

Ford Motor Co.’s plan to restart production at some of its most important U.S. plants roughly a month after they shut down will have to overcome immediate skepticism from the United Auto Workers union. After halting North American production as …

Ford to Make It Easy for Drivers to Hook Into Allstate Telematics Program

Allstate Corp. struck a deal with Ford Motor Co. that will allow some of the automaker’s customers to share data with the insurer for its program that tracks mileage. The majority of Ford and Lincoln 2020 model-year vehicles with embedded …

FCC Taking ‘Fresh Look’ at Opening Key Spectrum Band for Automakers

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission plans to vote in June on launching a new review of a key spectrum band reserved for automakers that could boost Wi-Fi use, a person briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. In …

Ford Under U.S. Criminal Investigation of Emissions Testing

The U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into Ford Motor Co.’s emissions certification process, intensifying an issue the automaker disclosed two months ago. The government notified the company of its investigation earlier this month, Kim Pittel, group vice …

U of M, Carmakers Fund Research Toward Communicating Cars

A group of companies, including several large automakers, have joined a public-private research initiative to lay the groundwork for a system that wirelessly connects vehicles and helps smooth the flow of traffic, the University on Michigan said. The university’s Mobility …

Ford Recalls Escapes, Fusions for Engine Fire Risk

Ford Motor Co. said Friday that it is recalling more than 89,000 new Escape SUVs and Fusion sedans because the engines can overheat and cause fires. The recall affects vehicles from the 2013 model year with 1.6-liter turbocharged engines that …

Fire Risk Prompts Third Recall of New Ford Escape

Ford Motor Co is recalling its newly launched 2013 Escape sport utility vehicle for a third time, citing an improperly installed part that could trigger a fire in the engine compartment. This recall affects about 7,600 Escapes, mostly in the …

Ford Suing Dana Over Part Involved in Recalls

Ford Motor Co. is suing auto supplier Dana Corp. for allegedly providing faulty vehicle frames. Ford says Dana’s frames were to blame for a 2011 recall of more than 425,000 Windstar minivans. Ford recalled the vans in cold-weather states after …

Ford Being Sued Over Truck Fuel Tank Defect

Ford Motor Co. has been sued for allegedly selling trucks with defective fuel tank linings over a 10-year period, and hiding the problem from consumers even as it warned dealers. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in a New Jersey federal court …

Jury Rules for Ford in Missouri Lawsuit Over Fatal Accident

A jury has ruled in favor Ford Motor Co. in a lawsuit filed by a Kansas man who was seriously injured in an accident that also killed a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper. A Jackson County jury ruled Monday that …