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July 14, 2014
06:43 EDTFFord ceases production at South African facility, Reuters says
Ford announced that it has temporarily ceased production at one of its South African facilities due to a strike at some of its suppliers, according to Reuters, citing comments from Ford spokeswoman Alicia Chetty. Chetty said that only Ford's Pretoria facility was affected while its other plant in Port Elizabeth was operating as usual. Reference Link
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August 29, 2014
08:57 EDTFFord to host sales conference call
Conference call to discuss August sales results will be held on September 3 at 10 am. Webcast Link
06:38 EDTFFord, IBM 12-year apartheid case granted dismissal, Reuters says
U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin granted Ford (F) and IBM (IBM) dismissal of a 12-year case which accused the companies of backing human rights abuses in South Africa during the apartheid-era, according to Reuters, citing comments from Scheindlin. The judge decided that the lawsuit does not belong in the U.S. court system. Reference Link
06:01 EDTFFord could add third shift at Flat Rock plant next year, Detroit News reports
Ford could add a third shift at its Flat Rock Assembly Plant late next year depending on sales of the 2015 Mustang, the Detroit News reports. Ford expects 60% of Mustang sales to be in North America. The plant currently employs 3,200 workers. Reference Link
August 28, 2014
13:11 EDTFFord begins 2015 Mustang production, car to be exported globally for first time
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12:50 EDTFFord to pull back production in September at Romanian factory, Reuters says
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August 26, 2014
09:25 EDTFFarm Progress Companies to hold a show
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06:42 EDTFCCI charges automakers $420M for anti-competitive tendencies, Reuters says
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August 25, 2014
15:02 EDTFFord announces $129M investment in Louisville assembly plant
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August 22, 2014
06:54 EDTFChrysler to not replace Ram steel body panels until 2020, Reuters says
Fiat's (FIATY) Chrysler is aiming to redesign its full-size Ram 1500 pickup trucks beginning in three years, but the car manufacturer has no definitive goals to follow competitors GM (GM) and Ford (F) in using aluminum body panels instead of steal until a finalized overhaul happens after 2020, according to Reuters, citing industry sources. Reference Link
August 21, 2014
11:26 EDTFFord asks dealers to stop selling certain Focus, C-Max cars, Reuters reports
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07:18 EDTFChina considering new anti-trust rules for auto sector, China Daily says
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06:08 EDTFGM launches new round of discounts for Labor Day weekend, WSJ reports
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August 20, 2014
20:03 EDTFFord planning hybrid to compete with Toyota Prius, Reuters reports
Ford (F) is planning to introduce a new hybrid gasoline-electric car in late 2018 to compete against the Toyota (TM) Prius, according to Reuters, citing two sources with knowledge of the company's plans. It will be the company's first "dedicated" hybrid, unlike the hybrid Fusion, which is a variation of an existing gasoline model. Reference Link
August 18, 2014
13:01 EDTFFord, Chevrolet launching incentives earlier than usual, Autmotive News says
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07:37 EDTFReport says Russia may bar car imports if new sanctions enacted, Reuters says
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August 15, 2014
18:25 EDTFFord announces recall of Focus, Escape due to wiring issue, Reuters says
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06:28 EDTFFord issues recall due to potentially faulty halfshaft
Ford is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles manufactured September 2, 2010, to November 30, 2013; 2013-2014 Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured August 25, 2011, to November 30, 2013; and 2013-2014 Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT vehicles manufactured September 12, 2011, to November 30, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the halfshaft retention circlip may not have been properly installed, and as a result, the halfshaft may move outward and disengage from the linkshaft while driving and without prior warning. If the halfshaft and linkshaft become disengaged while driving, power will no longer be transmitted to the wheels, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. Additionally, if the parking brake is not applied before exiting the vehicle, the vehicle may roll away despite the transmission being placed in "park'," increasing the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders. Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles to make sure that the halfshaft is properly retained. If it is not, dealers will replace the linkshaft and also replace the halfshaft if it shows evidence of spline damage, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by August 29. Reference Link

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