Ford Recalling 65,000 Fusions

(CNN) — Ford is recalling 65,000 Fusion cars in North America. The car dealer says there’s a programming issue that allows the key to removed from the ignition even if the car is not in park. That can lead to the vehicle rolling away. The recall affects some 2014 and 2015 models. Ford says it’s … Continue reading »

Ford Recalls 850k Cars for Airbag Flaw

(CNN) — An airbag flaw could prevent some Ford cars from deploying its airbag. Ford Motors says they’re recalling 850,000 cars. The cause is a potential short circuit that keeps airbags from deploying. No accidents or injuries related to the problem have been reported. Ford will replace the computer module in cars that are the … Continue reading »

Ford Recalls 456K Vehicles for Fuel Leak

(CNN) — Ford Motor is recalling 465,000 2013 vehicles because a fuel leak could lead to a fire. The models included in the recall are the Ford Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion, Interceptor Utility and Interceptor Sedan, and the Lincoln MKS, MKT and MKZ. Ford says it got 600 complaints from customers about the problem. The … Continue reading »

Springfield Places 3rd at Auto Contest

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield High School’s team placed third at Friday’s 2013 Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills State Finals in Gresham. Justin Johnson and Justin Smith, accompanied by their instructor Mark Simmons, competed against nine teams in a race against the clock to identify intentionally installed “bugs” in identical Ford Focus vehicles. Vale High School won first … Continue reading »

Students Compete in Auto Competition

GRESHAM, Ore. — Two Western Oregon high school teams are competing in the 2013 Ford AAA Auto Skills Contest in Gresham. Team Springfield is Justin Smith, Justin Johnson and Coach Mark Simmons, and Team Siuslaw High is Mike Head and Timothy Jones with Coach Harry Holton. Ten teams will race against the clock to identify … Continue reading »