Ford Motor Co. will cut about 300 jobs at its Australian manufacturing plants and slash production by a third in June as it prepares to close its car lines in the nation in 2016.
Ford Motor Co.’s two newest hybrid models fell 17 percent to 21 percent short of the company’s promise of 47 mpg in tests by Consumer Reports, the biggest shortfall the magazine has found.
Japanese car brands, led by Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus, took the top seven spots in Consumer Reports magazine’s annual quality rankings, as the top U.S. brand placed 14th out of 26 in the ratings.
Ford Motor Co. said it is recalling 33,256 vehicles, including its best-selling Fusion, because front seats and head rests may collapse back during a crash.
Ford Motor Co.’s Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans are being investigated in the U.S. following a death and three injuries related to the service jacks that are supplied with the vehicles.
Nissan Motor Co., General Motors Co. and other makers of electric and hybrid vehicles will be required by U.S. safety regulators to install warning systems that will automatically sound alerts to pedestrians.