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Ford has a fix for failing Focus RS head gaskets

Ford Focus RS owners can let out a collective sigh of relief. The company has announced a fix for the car's failing head gasket woes. Some owners may be in for new cylinder heads, depending on the severity of their problem. Ford had acknowledged an engine issue in its hottest hatch in recent weeks, but did not name a specific cause. Now, the...

Ford issues service recall to fix blown Focus RS head gaskets

The issue has simmered for almost a year on a Focus RS online forum. Continue reading Ford issues service recall to fix blown Focus RS head gaskets Ford issues service recall to fix blown Focus RS head gaskets originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Ford's Focus RS 'Buzz Car' is like a mood ring you can drive

Can you guess what activity beats driving? Continue reading Ford's Focus RS 'Buzz Car' is like a mood ring you can drive Ford's Focus RS 'Buzz Car' is like a mood ring you can drive originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Toyota Yaris GRMN hits the track

As much as we love cars like the Ford Focus RS and Honda Civic Type R, there's no denying they lack the lightness and chuckable feeling of hot hatches from the '80s and '90s. Something like a Peugeot 205 GTI or even the first Civic Type R. There are some modern options that come close, such as the Fiat 500 Abarth or Ford Fiesta ST, but if we had...

Ford to launch 16 electric cars in next 5 years

Ford has been light on electrification announcements, but its future powertrain plans came into better focus this past Sunday. The automaker announced it will launch 16 electric cars in the next five years, and the first will arrive in 2020, The Verge reported. However, many of the upcoming battery-electric cars are expected to serve the Chinese...

Hobey Ford's Rod Puppets

In this video, master puppeteer Hobey Ford of North Carolina shows how he uses foam and wire to create lifelike movement. (Link to video) Hobey Ford and his puppets. Image from Focus Newspapers Thanks, Linda Crank.

2019 Ford Edge ST: The Unlikely Athlete

With the Focus RS out of production and the Fiesta ST heading off into the sunset, Ford’s attainable performance stable was starting to look a little bare. Maybe it still is, depending on your reaction to the vehicle pictured above. Regardless of how you feel, it’s happening. Show More Summary

Ford gives Edge the ST treatment

Ford's Fiesta and Focus ST models have been such a big success worldwide it was only ever going to be a matter of time before other ST models were introduced, and the Blue Oval has now revealed that a Ford Edge ST will be the next model to wear the performance garb. Show More Summary

Meet the 2019 Ford Edge ST, for when the soccer team is running late

The 2019 Ford Edge ST was unveiled Thursday, the latest iteration of the popular Ford crossover and the first to wear the ST badge. The Edge ST follows the Fiesta and Focus into ST territory, albeit with a powertrain that wears a "Sport" badge on other models. The 2019 Ford Edge ST will be powered by the automaker's 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V-6...

Ford revs up self-driving car and smart city plans

Ford unveiled a suite of announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show today that are aimed at furthering the company’s ambitions to power smart cities and find new applications for autonomous vehicles. The announcements focus on providing cities with cloud services to better understand the autonomous vehicles zooming around their streets, building hardware for vehicles to […]

#1 Tesla Model S, #2 Tesla Model X, #3 Chevy Bolt — 2017’s US Electric Car Sales Winners

With Tesla's slower than expected Model 3 production ramp, the electric star of 2017 (in many respects) didn't shine very brightly on the sales spreadsheet. In fact, it came in just below the Ford Focus Electric on the year-end sales tally. However, it's two older siblings — the Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X — appear to have led US electric car sales

Video: 2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition road and track drive

last monthVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The Ford Focus RS Limited Edition is an upgraded version of the Blue Oval hot-hatch we’ve loved since it was released in mid 2016. It lifts the price tag from $50,990 to $56,990, though additions include the Performance Wheel Package that was previously a $2500 option and, more exclusively, a Quaife helical-geared limited-slip differential for […]

#MeToo’s Focus on White Celebrities Forces Blue Collar Women of Color to Ask #WhatAboutUs

last monthHumor / odd : Geekosystem

The New York Times has run an in-depth profile on a group of these women: the female employees at the Ford manufacturing plant in Chicago. The women who work there are supposed to be protected by their union (and, hypothtically, the basic decency of their coworkers), but that's not the reality they face.

Ford confirms Focus RS ‘white smoke’ issue, one case in Oz

last monthVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Ford Australia has acknowledged an issue with the 2016-17 Focus RS, where excess coolant consumption makes the car produce white smoke under acceleration. According to the local division, just one Focus RS is known to be affected in Australia, though more of the circa-1200 units sold locally could potentially be included, too. In a statement, Damion […]

Ford acknowledges Focus RS coolant consumption issue

After many horror stories from owners, Ford admitted early production units of the Focus RS model's 2.3-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine suffer from a coolant consumption problem. The issue produces misfires and white smoke before the engine reaches its optimal operating temperature. Autocar reported on Monday that Ford is "working on a repair...

Ford Confirms Focus RS Engine Woes; Company Working on a Fix

It’s not just scorched rubber that’s responsible for the clouds of white smoke surrounding some Ford Focus RS models. The model’s high-output 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder, credited with turning the staid Focus 5-door into a performance hatch worthy of fanboy lust, seems to have a serious flaw. Show More Summary

2019 Ford Focus Wagon spy shots and video

Ford’s working on a redesign for the Focus and one of the prototypes has just been spotted. The prototype is for the new compact's wagon body style which is unlikely to be offered in the United States. Instead, we’re likely to receive sedan and hatchback body styles only, just like with the current Focus. (One change, though, is that...

Ford Focus spied, McLaren Senna revealed, VW Jetta prototype tested: Today’s Car News

The next generation of Ford’s Focus Sedan has been spotted, and the car is almost completely devoid of camouflage gear. That means the reveal must be coming up very soon. McLaren over the weekend showed the latest addition to its flagship Ultimate Series range. The car is called the Senna, and it’s a bare-knuckled track car that you...

2019 Ford Focus Sedan spy shots

A prototype for a redesigned Ford Focus Sedan has been spotted again. It follows recent sightings of the new Focus' hatchback and wagon body styles. The new Focus will be launched in 2018, as a 2019 model, and this time around Ford will source the popular compact from a plant in China. The current Focus—bar the Focus RS, which comes from...

MSNBC Takes Contributor Off the Air Amid Sexual Misconduct Probe

An MSNBC contributor was taken off the air by the cable channel after he became the focus of sexual misconduct allegations. CBS News reports that former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. was pulled from his contributor’s role on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”...

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