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Recalls: Ford Recalling 70k Escape and Mariner Hybrids for cooling issue

Published: September 12, 2014

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Filed under: Hybrid , Recalls , Safety , Crossover , Ford , Mercury Ford is recalling about 70,209 examples of the 2005-2008 Ford Escape Hybrid and the 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid because the cooling pumps for their hybrid systems could fail. According to the company’s defect notice, it’s possible for the original “Motor Electronics Coolant (MEC) Pump” to wear out and fail, which would could cause the hybrid system to overheat. If this happens, the vehicle goes into a safety mode that takes away most or all of its power.


How Ford’s use of Ecolon has cut its oil consumption by 430,000 gallons

Published: April 18, 2011

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , Etc. , Ford Did you know the carpet underfoot in homes often ends up in strange places? Well, thanks to Ford ‘s drive to use sustainable materials in its vehicles, some old carpet is landing in an usual spot – the cylinder head covers on vehicles like the Mustang , Fusion , F-150 and Escape .


Ford Fusion Hybrid, Escape Hybrid rated tops in customer payback, value

Published: April 7, 2011

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Filed under: Hybrid , Ford 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery Ford asks: “are all hybrids created equal?” Well, um, no. Take, for example, the Toyota Prius


Study reviews break-even point for hybrid vehicles

Published: March 15, 2011

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Filed under: Etc. , Hybrid , USA 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery Buying a hybrid is a responsible environmental move but, given their premium over standard cars, they aren’t always a money-saving purchase


St. Petersburg to test ‘plug-in’ hybrid cars in green partnership

Published: March 23, 2009

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Click the plug-in hybrid Escape for a high res gallery The city of St. Petersburg, Florida isn’t part of Ford’s plug-in hybrid test program but it will soon be testing a PHEV Escape anyway