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Ford Introduces 'Video Snacks' to Ford Owners to Help Them Learn New Features

Does complex in-car technology make your head spin? Ford Motor Company thinks they have found a way for you to master the features in their vehicles. More than 100 short how-to videos, called “video snacks,” are supposed to help Ford owners become more familiar with the features their new car offers. According to a Ford press release, the video snacks are a part of a new Vehicle Orientation program that starts this week in Ford dealerships nationwide. At the end ... continue reading»

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Buying "American" Could Mean Buying Foreign

In a new survey conducted by Harris Interactive, 75 percent of those surveyed considered a product American if it was manufactured in the U.S. In the same survey released last week, 15 percent of those surveyed also named Ford as the most American company. "What many consumers don't know is that companies very traditionally seen as American, from GE to John Deere to Levi Strauss, outsource varying portions of their operations overseas, so it takes a lot of ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Toyota, General Motors

Lose Your Car Keys? Just Pull Out Your Smartphone

Misplace your car keys? Hyundai may have a solution that puts an end to this problem. Earlier this month, near its European headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, Hyundai unveiled its Connectivity Concept, which allows owners to unlock and lock their car using a smartphone. This technology goes beyond Bluetooth pairing, which is now a common feature in most new cars. By placing a smartphone over a Near Field Communication (NFC) tag, Hyundai’s Connectivity Concept lets users lock and unlock the ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Car Tech, Chevrolet, Ford, Hyundai

Ford Recalls 2013 Fusion for Second Time in a Week

Faulty headlights are the latest setback for the redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion. Ford is recalling about 19,000 Fusions for the issue, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This is the second recall in the span of a week for the Fusion, after Ford announced it would recall 2013 model-year Escapes and Fusions for potential engine fires. In the latest Fusion recall, NHSTA says the low-beam headlights may become hazy over a period of time, which can decrease ... continue reading»

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Ford Hybrids Don't Live Up to MPG Claims in Consumer Reports Testing

Excellent fuel economy is the main reason most people buy a hybrid. Now, Consumer Reports says that the 2013 Ford C-Max and Ford Fusion Hybrid don't get the gas mileage Ford has advertised. Ford says the C-Max and Fusion Hybrids each get 47 mpg in the city and on the highway. "In our tests, the Fusion Hybrid delivered 39 mpg overall and 35 and 41 in city and highway conditions, respectively," writes Consumer Reports. "For the C-Max Hybrid, we ... continue reading»

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