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   Ford recalls Fusions and Escapes due to possibilities of spontaneous combustion. No word yet on how much this will dig into Pinto profits

01 Dec 2012 02:35 PM   |   3372 clicks   |   Slash Gear
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BarkingUnicorn    [TotalFark]  
Maybe Ford should be recalled too, then.

01 Dec 2012 10:13 AM
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Im_Gumby     
Less than the costs of lawsuits and loss of reputation, obviously.

01 Dec 2012 02:38 PM
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Fark Rye For Many Whores     
Other Fusions and Escapes aren't included. This is due to drivers reporting that their engines were giving them various warnings about overheating. "Engine over temp, stop safely" and "Engine Power Reduced to Lower Temps."

Welcome to logic school, where we learn there's something beyond grammar. What are we saying here? Those warnings only came up for the recalled models? (Ford learned its lesson, Pinto jokes unwarranted.) Only for the don't need to be recalled models? (Ford somewhat learned its lesson, atleast they have diagnostic info to decide with.)

Fark it: "Fix Or Repair Daily", "cooked or raw",
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let's get the jokes going.

01 Dec 2012 02:43 PM
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Allen. The end.     
I dig Pintos; they're fine with rice.

01 Dec 2012 02:45 PM
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whither_apophis     

Fark Rye For Many Whores: Other Fusions and Escapes aren't included. This is due to drivers reporting that their engines were giving them various warnings about overheating. "Engine over temp, stop safely" and "Engine Power Reduced to Lower Temps."

Welcome to logic school, where we learn there's something beyond grammar. What are we saying here? Those warnings only came up for the recalled models? (Ford learned its lesson, Pinto jokes unwarranted.) Only for the don't need to be recalled models? (Ford somewhat learned its lesson, atleast they have diagnostic info to decide with.)

Fark it: "Fix Or Repair Daily", "cooked or raw",
 
let's get the jokes going.


I'm impressed that it was a warning beyond "check engine."

/When Ford bring out an "Appaloosa" model I might buy it.
//but no "dressage"!

01 Dec 2012 02:53 PM
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GBB     
TFA: We have identified an issue and are taking actions in the best interest of our customers.

So, they increased the cutoff temp??

01 Dec 2012 02:53 PM
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had98c     
img825.imageshack.us

/oblig

01 Dec 2012 02:54 PM
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hershy799     
Found
On
Road
Dead

/Likes his 2007 Fusion SE
// Not happy about having to replace a bearing at ~60k

01 Dec 2012 02:55 PM
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mikalmd     
That's why it's called the Escape...

01 Dec 2012 02:58 PM
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whatshisname     
If you see fusion, then escape immediately.

01 Dec 2012 02:58 PM
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herrDrFarkenstein     
Walking in a Wal-Mart parking lot a couple of years ago I saw a Pinto that had lost the gas cap, so the owner shoved an oily rag in its place. Interestingly, the baby seat in back was new and appeared well fastened.

Safety first.

01 Dec 2012 02:59 PM
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TigersorHawksorBoth     
As someone who drives a 2013 Ford Escape under recall this is fun!

01 Dec 2012 03:02 PM
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zamboni    [TotalFark]  
I have no sympathy for the purchasers. Naming them "Fusion" and "Escape" should've been warning enough. What do they have to name their cars... "The 2013 'You Will Die In A Fire'"?

01 Dec 2012 03:03 PM
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DaCaptain19     

Fark Rye For Many Whores: Other Fusions and Escapes aren't included. This is due to drivers reporting that their engines were giving them various warnings about overheating. "Engine over temp, stop safely" and "Engine Power Reduced to Lower Temps."

Welcome to logic school, where we learn there's something beyond grammar. What are we saying here? Those warnings only came up for the recalled models? (Ford learned its lesson, Pinto jokes unwarranted.) Only for the don't need to be recalled models? (Ford somewhat learned its lesson, atleast they have diagnostic info to decide with.)

Fark it: "Fix Or Repair Daily", "cooked or raw",
[www.fitwhilepregnant.com image 400x400] 
let's get the jokes going.


Let's see, not having read the thread past you...there's Found On Road Dead...there's Driver Returns On Foot (huh? huh?)...um....I got nuthin'

01 Dec 2012 03:07 PM
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DaCaptain19     

Allen. The end.: I dig Pintos; they're fine with rice.


I had a Pinto once...had to keep adding bondo due to rust. Interestingly the bondo actually increased the value of the car (?)

01 Dec 2012 03:09 PM
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seelorq     
Ford Owners Really Disconsolate

01 Dec 2012 03:15 PM
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p51d007     
What a pinto might look like.

fc04.deviantart.net

01 Dec 2012 03:16 PM
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seelorq     

seelorq: Ford Owners Really Disconsolate



Farking Owners Really Disconsolate

/ftfm

01 Dec 2012 03:17 PM
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ComaToast     
I used to love Pintos. I'd make a commission selling cans of oil at the gas station, and a Pinto was usually good for 2 or 3 quarts. Their only rival was the Chevy Vega, but it was difficult for owners to push them as far as our station.

01 Dec 2012 03:27 PM
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SoupJohnB     
I had a Ford Explorer in the mid-90's that had a "kill engine" switch intended to avert fires, etc. in the event of a crash. Located (in part) under the dash up the floorboard on the passenger side, where a passenger could disable the vehicle simply by stretching their legs. Fortunately, this issue was first detected in a driveway, where the vehicle stayed dead until I could call the Ford Dealer's Service Dept and have them walk me through a reset on the phone.

/Still like Fords, though. Drive an Escape hybrid that's a few years old, but it's still running like a top

01 Dec 2012 03:32 PM
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zamboni    [TotalFark]  

ComaToast: I used to love Pintos. I'd make a commission selling cans of oil at the gas station, and a Pinto was usually good for 2 or 3 quarts. Their only rival was the Chevy Vega, but it was difficult for owners to push them as far as our station.


Navin... is that you?

I drove a Pinto... once. The accelerator stuck in the wide open position. Let's see... turn the ignition off and let the steering wheel lock for a moment until I switched it back on and did without power steering, roast the brakes until it stopped, take it out of gear and assplode the engine... hmmm.

Decisions, decisions.

01 Dec 2012 03:38 PM
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2xhelix    [TotalFark]  

01 Dec 2012 03:41 PM
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Somaticasual     
I don't know about the wick effect, but they definitely suck..

01 Dec 2012 03:41 PM
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sporkme     
Ford invented the heated rear window so you can keep your hands warm while you are pushing it.

01 Dec 2012 03:54 PM
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KrispyKritter    [TotalFark]  
because Ford is the only car manufacturer ever recalled a vehicle. morans.

01 Dec 2012 04:29 PM
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Ima4nic8or     
What is with the last sentence of that article?

"...and issues with the carpet messing with the pedals."

wft? Why is the writer seemingly trying to convey the idea that the carpet is out to get the pedals and is actively "messing" with them. Replace one word (messing with interfering) and it becomes a decent sentence. I write like shiat and even I know better than to write something like that.

01 Dec 2012 04:36 PM
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Gyrfalcon     
So it would have been better if they waited till AFTER there'd been numerous engine fires and a few deaths before they recalled the things?

I don't get the outrage that seems to follow these recalls due to warning lights and potential hazards.

01 Dec 2012 05:23 PM
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ka1axy     
Fast Overhaul, Rapid Depreciation

01 Dec 2012 05:25 PM
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LoneVVolf     

zamboni: The accelerator stuck in the wide open position. Let's see... turn the ignition off and let the steering wheel lock for a moment until I switched it back on and did without power steering, roast the brakes until it stopped, take it out of gear and assplode the engine... hmmm.

Decisions, decisions.


Put it in 5th and stall it.

01 Dec 2012 05:41 PM
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kendelrio     
My wife flipped her Escape 5 times days before yesterday with the 21 month old in it. Both walked away bruised and sore but other than that ok. No fire or spontaneous combustion, so I'm getting a kick out of this....

/Torn between csb and nscsb

01 Dec 2012 05:51 PM
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moviemarketing     
media.zenfs.com 

..not worried

01 Dec 2012 06:02 PM
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Tsar_Bomba1     
Farked
Over
Rebuilt
Dodge

01 Dec 2012 06:08 PM
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wildcardjack     
I actually saw a Pinto the other day and it was in a nice neighborhood. I think the person must have been keeping as a joke or something.

01 Dec 2012 06:23 PM
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dforkus     
Had a manager at work that drive an old manual tranny pinto as a commuter vehicle, had over 300k on it. things break but they are generally cheap and easy to fix.

He did have the gas tank protector thingy welded on..

01 Dec 2012 06:55 PM
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Indubitably     
Too bad their new ad campaign espouses safety and innovation ala fission...

01 Dec 2012 07:05 PM
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Enigmamf     
From what I've read elsewhere (from here):

I talked to my engineering contact during the Thanksgiving holiday who gave me a heads up on this recall. This is a 100% european goof-up, and my contact lay the blame entirely on the Brits

...

It's anti-freeze. Anti-freeze is combustible at 700 degrees F. Anti-freeze leaking onto the exhaust manifold is Ford's best guess as to what's causing the fires (I heard this last Thursday).

01 Dec 2012 07:14 PM
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The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves     
Figure On Repairs Daily

01 Dec 2012 08:12 PM
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cmb53208     

LoneVVolf: zamboni: The accelerator stuck in the wide open position. Let's see... turn the ignition off and let the steering wheel lock for a moment until I switched it back on and did without power steering, roast the brakes until it stopped, take it out of gear and assplode the engine... hmmm.

Decisions, decisions.

Put it in 5th and stall it.


I don't think any domestic vehicles came with five speeds then, maybe a three-speed automatic or a four-speed manual

01 Dec 2012 08:32 PM
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Indubitably     

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Figure On Repairs Daily


Fuked On Road, Departed.

*)

01 Dec 2012 08:51 PM
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Indubitably     
Frequently On Repairs, Decidedly

01 Dec 2012 08:51 PM
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Good Behavior Day     
Flames Occasionally Roast Driver

I had a 1993 Escort with the self-igniting ignition switch. Also had a 1987 Escort that would overheat the distributor module and die.

02 Dec 2012 07:06 PM
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