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Ford recalls more than 50,000 vehicles over fire concerns

Electrified cars need new charge cords; CUVs' power cable nuts may be loose

Two separate recalls affect 50,524 C-Max Energi, Focus Electric and Fusion Energi cars, and 94 Ford Edge and Flex, and Lincoln MKX and MKT crossovers. Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry Aug 23, 2018, 2:30 AM

Toyota products again judged tops in value

Vincentric hands out 2018 Best Value in Canada awards to top brands, models Read More

Auto Awards Auto Industry Car Buying May 31, 2018, 9:25 AM

Ford shifts Focus to an all-new global model

New Focus available in 4-door bodystyles (hatchback, sedan and wagon) Read More

New Cars Car Buying Apr 11, 2018, 2:30 AM

More than 158,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in March

Non-latching seats and loose steering wheels among the issues addressed Read More

Car Safety Used Cars Apr 5, 2018, 2:30 AM

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Ford recalls 1.4M cars over control, fire issues

Ford Focus and Fusion, Lincoln MKZ recalled for steering, clutch problems Read More

Car Safety Used Cars Mar 15, 2018, 2:30 AM

26 models recalled in Canada in August

Canadian recalls issued for 14 brands and a total of 44,165 vehicles

Issues include engines and transmissions, airbags and seatbelt systems, steering systems and chasses, labelling and owner's manuals, and fuel systems. Read More

Car Safety Sep 4, 2017, 9:30 PM

Ford recalls 144,000 vehicles for various issues

Ford Explorer, F-Series pickups, Focus, Mustang and Taurus all affected

Among the issues, recalls address pickups with inflatable seatbelts, Focus' rear seatback frame, and steering gears on Explorer, Taurus and police units. Read More

Car Safety Sep 1, 2017, 2:15 AM

Hot Fords take the chill out of winter

2017 F-150 Raptor 4X4 pickup and 2017 Focus RS hatchback, meet snow!

No one, has really tested the mettle of these high-performance Fords in the snow and ice conditions familiar to Canadians – until now! Read More


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Ford recalls C-Max, Focus and F-150

Just 18 C-Maxes and Focuses affected in one recall; 8,000 F-150s in another

Improper body apron joints on the C-Max/Focus may result in reduced front-end structural integrity, while F-150s need instrument clusters reprogrammed. Read More

Car Safety Jan 26, 2017, 9:30 PM

Ford recalls over 75,000 vehicles

Focus hatchbacks need reprogramming; Transit Connects have leaky roofs

2013-17 Ford Focus hatchbacks have bugs in the electric hatchgate release software; Transit Connects from 2014 need panoramic sunroofs reinstalled. Read More

Car Safety Sep 29, 2016, 12:45 AM

Ford recalls 828,000 cars to fix door latches

Affects C-Max, Escape, Focus, Mustang, Transit Connect and Lincoln MKC

Recall affects 766,682 vehicles in the United States, mostly in the southern warmer-weather states, and 61,371 in Mexico, but does not affect Canada. Read More

Car Safety Aug 5, 2016, 10:30 PM

Should you buy a used Ford Focus?

Transmission woes spoil Ford’s otherwise desirable best-selling car

Unless you enjoy rowing a manual transmission, used-car buyers should avoid the automatic-equipped 2012-15 Ford Focus like the Plague. Read More

Used Cars Automotive Reviews May 13, 2016, 7:35 AM

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Ford encourages customers to build own cars

Licensed website allows people to purchase files for 3D printing

Online shop features plans for 1000s of models, including scale models of Ford GT, Shelby GT 350R, Focus ST and F-150 Raptor, for as little as $4.99. Read More

Auto Accesories Auto Technology Nov 21, 2015, 7:00 PM

Ford makes fastest Focus ever

Focus RS is third generation, and 30th car to wear RS badge,

All-wheel drive 2016 Ford Focus RS gets 350 hp, and an equal amount of lb.ft. of torque, from a turbocharged 2.3-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. Read More

New Cars Sep 18, 2015, 12:00 AM

Ford kicks up Focus ST performance

Mountune Focus ST upgrade adds 23 horsepower and 26 lb.ft. of torque

Available at the dealership, the MP275 kit delivers the performance upgrades of an aftermarket installation, yet retains the car’s factory warranty. Read More

Car Nuts Auto Accesories Aug 18, 2015, 7:00 AM

FIRST DRIVE: 2015 Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost

Focus's 1.0-litre three-cylinder is the smallest engine available here in a compact

Ford’s mighty-mite one-litre three-pot works well in the Fiesta, but can it cope in the bigger, heavier Focus? Read More

New Cars Green Cars Mar 20, 2015, 3:20 PM

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Ford updates Focus sedan for 2015

Refreshed 2015 Focus sedan scheduled to debut in New York

The new Focus, which was the world's best-selling nameplate in 2013, will be offered with Ford's turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine. Read More

New Cars Apr 9, 2014, 11:45 PM

Ford refreshes Focus for 2015

World's best-selling car gets revised exterior and interior plus a new engine

The biggest news comes under the hood where the Focus joins the Fiesta in offering Ford's award-winning 1.0-litrer EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. Read More

New Cars Feb 25, 2014, 10:00 AM

Ford Focus continues to be world's best-selling nameplate

Ford has the capacity to produce more than 1.5 million Focus vehicles annually

The Focus is now produced in nine plants world-wide, giving Ford the capability to build more than two Focus vehicles every minute. Read More

New Cars Aug 17, 2013, 10:00 AM

What small cars are safest?

Six new small cars earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+ crash test ratings

As a group, small cars fared worse than their mid-size counterparts in the IIHS's small-overlap front crash test but better overall than small SUVs. Read More

Car Safety Aug 9, 2013, 6:00 AM

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Ford Focus is world's best seller

Toyota Corolla, Ford F-Series and Wuling Sunshine (?) are 2nd, 3rd and 4th

More than 1-million (1,020,410) Focus models were sold in more than 100 countries worldwide last year, and more than one-quarter of those in China. Read More

Auto Industry Apr 10, 2013, 7:00 AM

Ford Focus the world's best-selling car?

Ford says yes but Toyota says it's the Corolla. So who's right?

Ford Focus or Toyota Corolla? Which one really is the world's best-selling car all depends on how you count them. Read More

Auto Industry New Cars Sep 4, 2012, 11:00 AM

Yes, it is rocket science

Rocket-ship super-alloy aids durability of Ford's 2.0-litre Turbo engines

Super-alloy allows the turbine wheel in the turbocharger on Ford Fusion and Focus ST 2.0-litre EcoBoost engines to run hotter with greater durability. Read More

Auto Technology New Cars Aug 28, 2012, 12:00 PM

Ken Block channels Steve McQueen

Gymkhana FIVE: Ultimate Urban Playground; San Francisco – now online

Gymkhana FIVE promises to be every bit as popular as its predecessors, with more than nine million viewers in the first two days after its release. Read More

Motor Sports Auto Industry People Jul 12, 2012, 12:00 PM

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Hot hatch spices up Ford Focus lineup

Responsive engine and great handling make the ST pure fun to drive on road or track

Ford's Sport Technologies (ST) team has developed a car that leaves no doubt about its intention – which is a focus on performance and driving fun. Read More

New Cars Jul 3, 2012, 9:00 AM

Ford cranks up the volume in Focus ST

It's engine sound, not tunes that will keep Focus ST passengers entertained

Next-generation tecnology varies interior sound level in 200-to-450-Hz range based on engine speed, accelerator pedal position and gear selection. Read More

Auto Technology Car Nuts May 19, 2012, 1:00 PM

2012 Ford Focus comes good

Developed in Europe and for sale in more than 120 countries, the new Focus is truly world class

The 2012 Ford Focus has nothing in common with the version it replaces except a name… and it’s the best Focus we’ve ever experienced in North America. Read More

New Cars Oct 20, 2011, 5:00 PM