Park these Fords outdoors: SUVs recalled due to engine fire risk
Ford says in U.S. government documents posted Thursday that it doesn’t know what’s causing fires in some 2021 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs. Ford has reports of 16 fires under the hood, 14 in rental company vehicles. It’s recommending that the SUVs be parked outdoors and away from buildings. Ford says it’s not instructing owners to stop driving the SUVs, although those who might not be able to follow the park outdoors instructions should contact their dealer or the company. It says the fires appear to be limited to SUVs built from Dec. 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021.mlive.com
Park outdoors: Ford recalls SUVs due to engine fire risk
Ford is asking the owners of 350,000 vehicles in to take them to dealers for repairs in three recalls, including about 39,000 that should be parked outdoors because the engines can catch fire. Ford says in U.S. government documents posted Thursday that it doesn't know what's causing fires in some 2021 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs. Ford has reports of 16 fires under the hood, 14 in rental company vehicles.news.yahoo.com
Abbott Could Restart Baby Formula Plant Within 2 Weeks, Pending Court Approval
If a court approves the agreement, the company says, it could restart the site within two weeks. It would first resume the production of its specialty metabolic formulas EleCare and Alimentum, followed by Similac and other formulas.detroit.cbslocal.com
Traded back and forth, Ford learns to live out of suitcase
Mike Ford has learned to travel light — and quickly. Since the start of the season, the 29-year-old first baseman has played for Tacoma, San Francisco and Sacramento. Traded from Seattle to the Giants on April 30, he was dealt back to the Mariners on Thursday.news.yahoo.com
Motorcyclist dies after crash in Dearborn Heights
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MI – One person is dead after a crash involving a motorcycle and a car Thursday evening on Ford Road in Dearborn Heights, police said. It happened at the intersection of Ford and Beech Daly roads, FOX 2 Detroit reports. The identity of the victim, who was driving the motorcycle, has not been released, the report said. The incident is under investigation. No further details have been released.mlive.com
Rivian sold Wall Street on an electric SUV. Then reality hit.
Rivian, the start-up maker of battery-powered SUVs and trucks with prices starting at around $80,000, was billed as the next Tesla and is backed by Amazon and Ford. Then it ran into supply chain disruptions, production delays and a recall.washingtonpost.com
The Electric Ford F-150 Lightning Is The Best Version Of America’s Best-Selling Truck
The Ford F-150 Lightning may be the best pickup truck the company has ever made. All it took was making it completely electric, something that, not long ago, might have seemed off-brand for a traditional truck company like Ford.detroit.cbslocal.com
Ford Explorer SUVs recalled as they can roll away, even while in park
DETROIT -- Ford announced Friday it is recalling more than 250,000 Explorer SUVs due to an issue that can cause the vehicle to roll away unexpectedly, even while it is in park. According to the Associated Press, the recall covers several different versions of model years 2020 through 2022 Explorers. Among the Explorers being recalled are those with 2.3-liter engines, 3-liter and 3.3-liter hybrids and the 3-liter ST. The AP also reports the 2020 and 2021 Explorer Police hybrids and those with 3.3-liter gas engines are part of the recall. Once the drive shaft disconnects, the SUVs can roll away regardless of if they are in park, without the parking brake on.mlive.com
Pregame adjustment pays off for Gull Lake in state-ranked girls soccer win over Portage Central
RICHLAND, MI – After moving from center back to forward for her senior season, Mackenzie Ford kicked off her final high school campaign with 12 goals in her first six games for Richland Gull Lake. But head Blue Devils head coach Colton Johnson had a different idea for the former all-state defender heading into Wednesday’s state-ranked showdown against Portage Central. Portage Central, which entered the game ranked ninth in Division 1, was a tier above those teams, but Johnson was still confident in his group. “They put they put a lot of pressure on us, which we kind of expected,” Johnson said of Portage Central’s attack. (Gabi Broekema | MLive.com)Gabi Broekema | MLive.comWith the win, Gull Lake improves to 7-0 and sits alone in first place atop the ultra-competitive Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference standings.mlive.com
Self-driving lane on I-94 gets $130M from Ford and others
The road to an autonomous commute is underway and Ford has stepped up to help pave it. Michigan’s first connected and automated vehicle corridor received $130 million in capital funding, led by Ford and Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners. The project connecting Detroit to Ann Arbor was announced in 2020 and reached new milestones in planning and funding this month. Cavnue, the company chosen by the state to lead the project, identified the initial segment of I-94 that could move self-driving vehicles along a 25-mile stretch. The autonomous highway announcement comes on the heels of Ford’s electric vehicle celebration as production begins on the F-150 Lightning pickup.mlive.com
Ford recalls 650K trucks for faulty windshield wipers after 754 reports
DETROIT – Ford is recalling 650,000 pickup trucks and SUVs because of faulty windshield wipers prone to breaking, The Associated Press reports. As of Feb. 25, the company had received 754 reports of the wiper arms malfunctioning. The recall includes some F-150 trucks, plus Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs from model years 2020 and 2021, the report said. The malfunctioning wiper arms can reduce visibility and increase the risk of a crash, documents say. Both front windshield wiper arms will be replaced by dealerships, the report said.mlive.com
Toyota recalls 460,000 vehicles as software issue can impact stability control system
DETROIT -- Japanese automaker Toyota announced it will recall an estimated 460,000 vehicles due to a software issue that can impact the vehicle’s stability control system. According to the Associated Press, Toyota says in rare cases when the impacted vehicles are restarted, the software may not automatically switch the system into the “on” mode. If that happens, it can disable the system, which is controlled by a computer, which brakes each wheel individually and helps drivers keep control of the vehicle. Toyota models involved in the recall are the: Highlander Hybrid, Mirai, RAV4 Hybrid, RAV4 Prime, Sienna Hybrid, and Venza. Toyota says that in order to to fix the problem, dealers will update the software of the skid control computer.mlive.com
Navy’s newest aircraft carrier passes significant milestones in deployment preps
The Navy’s newest aircraft carrier has completed two milestones in its workup for deployment, slated for the fall. Navy evaluators have certified the flight deck and carrier air traffic control center of the USS Gerald R. Ford, finding that equipment works properly and the crew operates in the right way. During the evaluation, Oceana-based Carrier Air Wing 8 flew its F/A 18 SuperHornet ...news.yahoo.com
Ford recalls 737K vehicles for oil leaks, trailer braking system errors
DETROIT - Ford has issued two recalls for over 737,000 vehicles to fix issues with oil leaks and trailer breaking systems, according to the Associated Press. A recall was issued regarding an oil leak risk for the 2020 through 2022 Ford Escape SUV and the 2021 and 2022 Bronco Sport SUV with the 1.5 liter engines. According to the recall, a piece of the housing can crack, allowing oil to leak onto engine parts. According to the recall, a software error can stop trailers from braking, increasing the risk of a crash. Owners of the affected vehicles in both recalls will be notified starting on April 18.mlive.com
MHSAA announces increased benefits for registered game officials and referees
The Michigan High School Athletic Association’s representative council has announced it will increase benefits for MHSAA-registered game officials moving forward, including raises in postseason game fees paid to officials across all sports. According to Darren Ford, the president of the Detroit Officials Association, this is a welcomed announcement from the MHSAA. “I think we’re probably the lowest off all the states as far as pay when it comes to the pay for sports,” Ford said. The council also approved a change to the registration process and fees that will automatically provide each official registration in two sports. Ford hopes the MHSAA’s changes will help bring in new blood to an aging, shorthanded officiating landscape in Michigan.mlive.com
Keselowski confident he can recover from huge NASCAR penalty
Brad Keselowski was optimistic he can overcome a knee-buckling penalty that potentially ended any championship chances a mere five races into his first season as a Cup team owner. NASCAR this week said an inspection at its North Carolina facility uncovered an illegal modification to the No. 6 Ford — a major infraction under tightened rules for the new Next Gen racecar. The Next Gen is primarily a spec car comprised of vendor-supplied parts and NASCAR will not permit any tinkering.news.yahoo.com
GM announces recall of 740K SUVs as headlights are too bright for other drivers
DETROIT -- Despite efforts to avoid a recall, General Motors announced Tuesday it will recall an estimated 740,000 SUVs because the headlights are too bright for other vehicles on the road. According to the Associated Press, certain models of GMC Terrain SUVs from 2010 through 2017 are impacted because of the issue. The recall comes just weeks after GM’s request to skip it was denied by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Although GM says it is aware of just one customer complaint regarding the lights, the NHTSA ruled the recall was necessary. GM spokesman Dan Flores said the company will begin alerting affected customers via letter starting April 23.mlive.com
EGLE: Fuel oil leaked into Huron River in Flat Rock
There has been a mystery for the residents living close to Huron River for weeks. But now we’re finally getting some answers to the questions that we have and who exactly may be responsible to begin with. The substance that leaked in the Huron river has now been identified as fuel oil. A nearby metal company is currently working with the EPA and EGLE to handle the clean-up process.
Ford raises some white-collar bonuses after objections to initial plan
Ford Motor Company spent the weekend dealing with an internal crisis over white-collar compensation. After posting a near $18 billion profit for 2021, it turns out the bonus calculations didn’t go over well with many because benefitted senior managers.
Detroit Lions fans weigh in on Matthew Stafford’s big win
Matthew Stafford played at Ford Field for 12 seasons and never hosted a playoff game or won one outside the city. But 365 days after he’s traded, he accomplished both, plus he won a Super Bowl. Stafford is the talk of the town Monday, Feb. 14.
Cost of Ambassador Bridge shutdown is growing for automakers, workers
Many people might not know they use the “just-in-time” production method these days, which means they have to stop building when the parts run out. That method is what’s happening, and the Anderson Economic Group is estimating $51 million in lost wages so far this week because of the blockade.
Truck blockade at Ambassador Bridge, US-Canada border shuts auto plants
The Biden administration urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government Thursday to use its federal powers to end a truck blockade by Canadians protesting the country’s COVID-19 restrictions that is tightening the screws on the auto industry, forcing Ford, General Motors and other car companies to shut down plants or otherwise scale back production on both sides of the U.S. border.