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  1. 3 points
    It's being kept tight-lipped, but I assume it's a Lincoln electric whitespace vehicle. It began as a China product but I believe the scope has since expanded. It's being engineered in Dearborn with some talent they very recently picked off from, um, elsewhere.
  2. 2 points
    But it is still a crab apple to honey crisp comparison. The ‘18 F150 added vastly more equipment and changes. New 10 speed auto, updated Coyote, updated 2.7 ecoboost, new grill and facias. 3.5EB and 10 speed came a little early as they were in the ‘17. The 8sp auto wasn’t ready yet and the styling changes were so subtle you really had to look. The fusion styling has aged well and still looks good. But it needed some new wiz bang features to keep people interested. Fseries delivers on that time and time again.
  3. 2 points
    I wonder what will happen to the battery plant in GA. If Ford does follow VW’s lead, that will surely put the plant in jeopardy. Either that or Hyundai /Kia will need to dramatically increase production. Sure seemed like LG was counting on picking up a bunch of business out of the ruling against SK. With that quickly evaporating, it might put additional pressure on the two of them to settle. If Ford needs to find a new supplier, no reason to go with LG...they did throw the wrench in Ford’s plan after all.
  4. 2 points
    Yes sir FR739, I agree with you there is a difference. The difference is in degree not in concept though. Both examples involve misleading information and dishonesty as CKNSLS mentioned. This is why the automotive industry is regulated heavily. Consumers and government officials very correctly don't trust the industry to police itself.
  5. 2 points
    fuzzymoomoo

    Bronco Sport PTU overheating??

    It's the front wheel drive bias. Those front wheel drive based systems are not designed to supply that much power solely to the rear wheels for very long. Less so when there's more of the vehicles weight on over the rear wheels vs. normal conditions. Even with the bigger clutch packs in the PTU that Jeep tends to use they will still overheat in that situation. It is what it is and it's why it's so crucial to make sure you are in the proper drive mode.
  6. 2 points
    Evidence that SK Innovation stole or misappropriated trade secrets from LG Chem or LG Energy is scant. The litigation that is the subject of this thread is U.S. only, though LGC and SKI were involved in legal disputes in South Korea between 2011 and 2014.
  7. 2 points
    I don't think its too much to ask for a vehicle with a name "Bronco" on it to hold up to abuse of the said reviews. Especially if Jeep is the target. I would expect a Kia SUV to have these issues. While this isn't the "end of the world" it is concerning. The video I posted from YouTube was a production Bronco Sport for reference that over heated. As mentioned, the good news is there is the Mid size Bronco which appears to be the real deal and will handle the extremes.
  8. 2 points
    7Mary3

    New light & medium duty news

    Got a hunch Ford is nervous about GM reopening Oshawa and building trucks there. That gives GM 3 large U.S. truck plants, Flint, Fort Wayne, and Oshawa. They also have a big one in Mexico and their medium duty trucks are built by partners Navistar and Isuzu. Possible they could outproduce Ford now. Maybe Ford needs to keep Avon Lake building trucks?
  9. 2 points
    akirby

    Bronco Sport PTU overheating??

    They beefed it up with cooling and a disconnect feature. The temp warning has been in use in multiple vehicles for a few years now. No matter how good it is it’s still not designed to send power to the rear continuously for hours. The badlands models have upgraded components. If those start overheating frequently while in the correct mode with actual owners then it might be an issue. It’s too early to tell, but I believe Ford did a lot of testing and I believe them that they never saw this. If that makes me a kool aid drinker so be it.
  10. 1 point
    Oh without a doubt. But there is a difference in calling something “full self driving” that most certainly is not and a poorly engineered PTU.
  11. 1 point
    Black Label

    Buyback Offer

    Thank you for the kind words. I appreciate it! I did rant to the Concierge several times, but always politely.
  12. 1 point
    Volkswagen's announcement during its Power Day event earlier this week that it would be moving to prismatic batteries from pouch style has both LG Energy and SK Innovation worried. I wonder if Ford will follow VW's lead? VW's new battery strategy stuns South Korean suppliers (autonews.com)
  13. 1 point
    bzcat

    EV Pair Moved from Avon Lake to Mexico

    Just a guess: Oakville: MEB plant Cuautitlán: Model E plant Ohio: New medium duty - assuming Ford actually has a plan to replace E-series and F-650 Chicago: CD6 plant Louisville: C2 plant #1 Hermosillo: C2 plant #2 Kentucky: Superduty and Expedition Kansas City: Transit and F-150 Detroit: F-150 Michigan: T6 plant Flat Rock: S650 plant Flat Rock will need more products... can't keep the lights on with just Mustang in the long haul.
  14. 1 point
    rmc523

    Bronco Sport PTU overheating??

    Internet? That describes everyone these days.
  15. 1 point
    SmartKid001

    Fields vs. Hackett - CD6, Fusion, etc.

    Does anyone know what CD 764 is? Rumor says it's a mkz replacement for China and may become a global model if reacted positively but I couldn't find any detail of it.
  16. 1 point
    FR739

    Fields vs. Hackett - CD6, Fusion, etc.

    Which part are you taking issue with? I never said Ford didn’t understand truck buyers. I was equating the Fusion refresh and the F150 refresh and how some think that the Fusion sales were hampered because of its similarity to the previous model. But we see that with the F150 and it doesn’t affect sales. There’s a hypocrisy there. Chevy has not seen a lack of sales due to the styling of the Silverado. In fact, it’s helped GM overtake Ford in truck sales and has helped in giving GM over 6 billion in earnings.
  17. 1 point
    silvrsvt

    Bronco Sport PTU overheating??

    Welcome to the internet...where everyone has a knee jerk reaction to everything lets be jaded here popular new product plus random issue with two vehicles=profit for the websites getting clicks on those said pages
  18. 1 point
    akirby

    Bronco Sport PTU overheating??

    There were only 2 incidents and both were pre production units. The hill climb incident was in an outer banks model which doesn’t have the additional PTU cooling and it recovered in 5 minutes. The 2nd one was a badlands but was driven “like a freakin’ idiot” in the sand for 15 minutes and she doesn’t know if it was in sand mode or not, which means probably not. But by all means let’s overreact.
  19. 1 point
    yes, the only diff between the FORD.com build and the Order sheet is the addition of 60W wipers/ heated wheel.
  20. 1 point
    jpd80

    Bronco Sport PTU overheating??

    All they did was find the limits of the system before it temporarily shut down, that's way different to a premature failure. If the Bronco Sport is insufficient for your needs, then get yourself a Bronco and if Bronco is still insufficient, then go build yourself a custom off road vehicle.
  21. 1 point
    For some reason, this just comes off as sleazy. Trying to bribe politicians to hold SK to the fire and come in and be the hero. Makes me curious about the money trail to/from LG and the ITC. GM can probably be included as well since they stand to benefit from SK being shut out of the market. Then the ITC started slamming Ford for working with SK knowing that they used stolen technology. I saw Ford responded that the deals in question had already been in the works before any of it surfaced. Was there any actual evidence that SK stole information and used it or just that they had destroyed it? Are any other countries involved in the lawsuit or just the US?
  22. 1 point
    jpd80

    New light & medium duty news

    We talk about range anxiety in BEV cars and utilities but what about BEV trucks that are constantly loaded and need continue power to drive them to their delivery points and return. The charging times for such Giant battery packs would make interstate travel uncompetitive against diesel trucks and that's before we even discuss the lack of BEV truck charging facilities, so any BEV trucks sold today would be almost compelled to return to a home base depot or a another depot. And all of that is considered when states have fragile power networks barely capable of keeping up now... Who's going to pay up front for all the added generation and supply infrastructure needed?
  23. 1 point
    silvrsvt

    Moderating of threads

    After a discussion in the moderator forum, we have decided to cut down on the amount of off topic talk in the threads and I just cleaned up the Maverick thread due to it veering off topic from COVID delays (affecting Ford products, which is on topic) and that going into Politics (which is not) (full disclosure from my end-I actually got it from my family back around Christmas-everyone is healthy now and I generally agree with 3/4 of the stuff people are saying here) While I've been guilty of going off topic myself, do not take anything the moderators doing personally and if you have an issue with it, feel free to drop us a PM.
  24. 1 point
    The CEO of Generac was on CNBC the other day and said they have a long backlog for their generators, and even longer backlog of having it installed as permits are needed. They are building a 2nd plant in SC, but even then they cannot keep up with demand. Generac also does solar powered generators. Look for all auto companies to copy Ford Powerboost within year or two.
  25. 1 point
    It could be worse, places like South Africa now has such an unreliable power grid that most people now have their own generators that cut in the moment mains supply is interrupted. Texas is in a completely different situation, a 20 year weather event doesn't justify going out buying a generator for back up but if another event happens in two or three years, maybe people start to think about it.
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