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Ford (F +1.1%) plans to recall 19K new Fusion vehicles in order to fix defective headlines....

Ford (F +1.1%) plans to recall 19K new Fusion vehicles in order to fix defective headlines. Though every major automaker is hit with the cost of recalls, today's action is the sixth recall of a new Ford vehicle within the last five months.
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  • interzone826
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    Headlines? Ford should really focus on the second and third paragraphs if they want to have any true effect . . .
    7 Dec 2012, 09:57 AM Reply Like
  • User 509088
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    wouldn't it be nice if a corp could recall troublesome headlines!
    7 Dec 2012, 09:58 AM Reply Like
  • Ryandan
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    6 recalls in 5 months............of a new Ford vehicle.
    7 Dec 2012, 10:23 AM Reply Like
  • moran
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    Really?
    7 Dec 2012, 01:40 PM Reply Like
  • Ben Around
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    Headliners around sunroof sag,
    7 Dec 2012, 10:29 AM Reply Like
  • beido94
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    This article was written on 11/14 2012.

     

    Toyota has recalled 2.76 million vehicles around the world in the second multi-million-vehicle recall for the Japanese manufacturer in recent weeks.

     

    The recall, which relates to a potential fault with the steering systems of nine different models including the Toyota Corolla, comes five weeks after the company was forced to recall 7.4 million vehicles globally over a power window defect.

     

    Let's see........Ford 19000 recalled..........Toyota 10,000,000 recalled??????
    7 Dec 2012, 11:25 AM Reply Like
  • Ryandan
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    ah, you're cheating now. i'm remembering more that 19000 Fords being recalled this year - and we did pretty good last year.

     

    and you didn't mention how many of those cars were made here in the states for Toyota..... ;-)
    7 Dec 2012, 04:30 PM Reply Like
  • fredoq
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    Very appropriate comment beido94. It points out the extreme bias in the press on reporting these recalls. Safety based recalls are much more important. On the other hand 6 in 5 months is troublesome.
    7 Dec 2012, 12:37 PM Reply Like
  • Tdot
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    Sorry, but I am still giggling uncontrollably over Ford trying to "to fix defective headlines". Leno could not have said it better.

     

    Of course they meant to say "headlights".

     

    The article said: "Reflectors in the low-beam lights on the 2013 Fusions can become hazy over time and reduce the brightness. Ford will replace the headlights for free to fix the problem. Owners will get notices in the mail starting next week. Ford spokesman Said Deep (<< not making this up) said the problem was discovered by Ford's internal testing and was caused by improper manufacturing of the headlamp by a parts supply company. He said the recalls show that Ford will take action to correct safety problems as soon as it finds them." Thus, sadly, said Said Deep deeply sadly.

     

    Sorry, I just cannot control myself today.
    7 Dec 2012, 02:38 PM Reply Like
  • TwistTie
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    If sagging headliners are worth a recall, then I'm going to have to recall me.
    7 Dec 2012, 08:31 PM Reply Like
  • rv3lynn
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    If auto manufacturers recalled cars with headlights that became hazy over time then every car built since plastic headlights were invented would be recalled.

     

    I am surprised that Ford issued the recall so quickly. Must be really bad plastic!
    7 Dec 2012, 09:20 PM Reply Like
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