Tag: Ford

78 Posts

2012 Ford Fusion
May 14, 2018

Ford's Folly in Betting Solely on SUVs

Jim Motavalli

With the car line reduced to the Mustang and a Focus, the Ford brand is making a short-sighted decision.

auto industry Ford

Ever Wondered If Drivers around You Are Blind?
Apr 05, 2018

Ever Wondered If Drivers around You Are Blind?

Dear Car Talk

We can't tell you if they are, but we can tell you that's not braille on this Ford's window switch.

Ford Focus 2002

Diminished Mileage Has Many Possible Causes
Jan 30, 2018

Diminished Mileage Has Many Possible Causes

Dear Car Talk

Steve wants to rein in his Explorer's appetite.

fuel economy Ford Explorer 2003

There's Really No Shortcut on a Transmission Rebuild
Jan 18, 2018

There's Really No Shortcut on a Transmission Rebuild

Dear Car Talk

This vintage T-Bird needs transmission work. Is the mechanic being shifty?

transmissions Ford Thunderbird

Intermittent Battery Failure Points to Power Drain
Jan 11, 2018

Intermittent Battery Failure Points to Power Drain

Dear Car Talk

A new-ish Ford Edge loses its charge after sitting a few days. What's the culprit?

batteries Ford Edge 2015

Performance Unlikely to Be Affected by Bad Cam Sensor
Nov 02, 2017

Performance Unlikely to Be Affected by Bad Cam Sensor

Dear Car Talk

This old Explorer can keep exploring--as long as it's a short drive. Here's why.

sensors Ford Explorer 1996

Rubbing Sound Only Happens on Hot Days
Jun 29, 2017

Rubbing Sound Only Happens on Hot Days

Dear Car Talk

Laura's Escape makes rubbing noises when she turns the steering wheel--but only on hot days. How can she fix it before it drives her nuts?

steering noises Ford Escape 2002

Is Engine Noise in Brand-New Car Normal?
May 18, 2017

Is Engine Noise in Brand-New Car Normal?

Dear Car Talk

Mary Lou's new car has odd noises escaping from the engine compartment. Do "they all do that" or should she press her mechanic for an answer?

noises Ford Escape 2016

May 11, 2017

Alignment Check Can Confirm If There Is a Control Arm Mix-Up

Dear Car Talk

Laura rebuilt the front end of her Taurus, but has a nagging suspiciion that some parts were mixed up. How can she tell for sure?

alignment Ford Taurus 1993

If You Need Basic Information about Your Car, Check the VIN
May 04, 2017

If You Need Basic Information about Your Car, Check the VIN

Dear Car Talk

Steven needs to know exactly which model Ford F150 he owns. The answer is right in front of him--and it's not necessarily a trim piece.

Ford F150 2004