Recall Alert: 2014 Ford Transit Connect

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Vehicles Affected: About 16,000 model-year 2014 Ford Transit Connect vans built from Nov. 6, 2013, to Sept, 20, 2014.

The Problem: The seat belt fasteners might not have been properly tightened and could loosen over time, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will replace and tighten the seat belt fasteners and cargo area’s cargo tie-downs. Both fixes will be done for free.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Newman | January 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2010-13 Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS and Ford Police Interceptor

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 195,000 model-year 2010-13 Ford Taurus sedans built from Dec. 1, 2009, through July 31, 2010, and from Feb. 1, 2011, through Nov. 30, 2012; certain model-year 2010-13 Lincoln MKS sedans built from June 2, 2011, through Oct. 31, 2011; and certain model-year 2010-13 Ford Police Interceptor sedans built from Dec. 1, 2009, through July 31, 2010, and Feb. 1, 2011, through Nov. 30, 2012.

The Problem: In the affected vehicles, the spring that controls the interior door handles could become unseated. If this happens, the door could become unlatched during a side-impact crash, increasing the risk of injury. Ford is unaware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect all four interior door-handle assemblies and repair or replace as necessary, free of charge.

What Owners Should Do: Owners should call Ford at 866-436-7332 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jen Burklow | January 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Ford GT Video

Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays calls Ford's new lean, mean supercar the wildest production car at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Ford GT has racecar-like styling with its sharp angles, carbon fiber construction, extreme ductwork and giant rear fenders. Check out the video for more.

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By Jennifer Geiger | January 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

2016 Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang Details and Photos

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We're just glad there was some of the new Shelby GT350R Mustang left over to photograph after Ford got done removing features in the pursuit of saving weight for performance. The GT350R takes road-racing track prowess to the next level over the Shelby GT350 announced last year by ditching anything that wasn't imperative for speed.

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Say goodbye to air conditioning, the stereo, a backup camera, the backseat and more; though some can be added for convenience as options. Total weight savings adds up to more than 130 pounds compared with the GT350 Track Pack.

By Joe Bruzek | January 12, 2015 | Comments (7)

Ford GT Photo Gallery (19 Photos)

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Ford's lineup hasn't included the GT since 2006, but the supercar is back. The next generation of the Ford GT will be available in late 2016 with race-ready aerodynamic styling cues like a sleek teardrop-shaped body shell, curved windshield, and gaping radiator and grille openings.

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Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | January 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

Ford GT: First Look

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Competes with: McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari, Lamborghini Aventador

Looks like: Ford's nostalgic GT meets a modern-day racecar

Drivetrain: 600-plus-hp, twin-turbocharged V-6, seven-speed dual-clutch automatic rear transaxle, rear-wheel drive

Hits dealerships: Late 2016

Ford's supercar stable has been empty since the departure of the limited-run Ford GT in 2006, but that's about to end with the introduction of the next-generation Ford GT announced at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The new GT is a radical street car with heavy inspiration from Ford's involvement in racing.

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Strong, lightweight carbon fiber is used extensively throughout the GT as the cockpit's primary construction material and used heavily elsewhere. Ford expects the GT to have one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car thanks to the use of carbon fiber paired with the more than 600-horsepower, twin-turbocharged V-6, which is Ford's most powerful EcoBoost engine to date.

By Joe Bruzek | January 12, 2015 | Comments (2)

Recall Prompts Move of Lincoln MKC's Start Button

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Imagine Matthew McConaughey serenely cruising down a moonlit road in his brand-new Lincoln MKC when all of the sudden the crossover stalls, upsetting his suave mojo (and interrupting the conversation he appears to be holding with the rearview mirror). Ford issued a recall last week to prevent just this scenario from happening, and the fix requires relocating the MKC's start button. 

Related: 2015 Lincoln MKC Review

According to Ford, the push-button start module is too close to other controls, and drivers could inadvertently bump the button and shut off the engine while driving. If this happens, the restraint systems may not function, increasing the risk of an injury during a crash.

By Jennifer Geiger | January 6, 2015 | Comments (11)

PickupTrucks.com's 2015 Light-Duty V-8 Challenge

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Cars.com's sister website PickupTrucks.com put five 2015 half-ton V-8 pickup trucks — including Ford's all-new F-150 — through a series of grueling tests in Arizona. The light-duty pickup segment is a brutally competitive one; some of these competitors are all new while others are holding steady for 2015. See which trucks tackled this challenge, what they brought to the match and which one came out on top.

2015 Light-Duty V-8 Challenge

Cars.com photo by Evan Sears

By Jen Burklow | January 5, 2015 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2014 Ford Escape and 2015 Lincoln MKC

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Vehicles Affected: Ford is recalling about 9,000 model-year 2014 Ford Escape and model-year 2015 Lincoln MKC compact crossovers. In a separate recall, Ford is also recalling approximately 11,000 model-year 2015 Lincoln MKC crossovers.

The Problem: For the first recall, Ford says an issue with the nickel plating on the fuel pump could cause the pump to seize. If this happens, the car may not start or may stall while driving, which could increase the risk of a crash. In the second recall, the MKC is being recalled to move the push-button start’s location. Because the button is close to other controls, drivers have inadvertently shut off the engine while driving, which turned off the restraint system. This could increase the risk of injury in a crash.

The Fix: Ford and Lincoln dealers will replace the fuel delivery module for the first recall. For the second MKC recall, dealers will replace the gearshift module with one that has the push-button in a different location and reprogram the power train control module.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Newman | December 31, 2014 | Comments (3)

What Does This Button Do?

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At first glance this button doesn't look like anything special. It's obviously a side-view mirror control of some sort, but pressing it doesn't automatically reveal the button's multicontrol function. What looks like a simple retracting mirror button activates a different trick all together.

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A better clue is the car in which you'll find the button — or rather the truck: the 2015 Ford F-150.

By Joe Bruzek | December 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

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