Commonly Seen Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury Repair Needs in Phoenix
Ford Motor Company has an impressive lineup of vehicles including the Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, Mustang, Taurus, Escape, Edge, Explorer, Flex, Expedition, Ranger, F-150, and Super Duty, as well as, the Lincoln lineup including the MKZ, MKX, MKS, MKT, Town Car, and Navigator, and a commercial line of trucks and vans. They also previously produced the Mercury line (Grand Marquis, Milan, Mariner, Mountaineer, Montego, Sable, Marauder, Mystique, Cougar, Tracer, Villager, and Monterey) Since 2006 Ford has been striving to implement a huge turnaround plan by mortgaging almost all of their assets, so that they had the funds to put into research and development for improving the technology of their cars. The results are the SYNC system, Eco-Boost engine, Active Park Assist, and a Hands-Free Lift Gate. Ford has done so well with implementing its turnaround plan, that as of May 22, 2012, they have been granted investment grade status by two credit rating firms, which allowed them to take back their iconic "Blue Oval" symbol that was first created in 1912.
Top Three Ford, Lincoln, Mercury Repair Issues
1. Transmission Problems
Several Ford vehicles are prone to transmission problems, most notably the Ford Explorer. There are several things that can go wrong with a transmission, such as broken gears or clogged filters. The transmission is the part of your vehicle that shifts from gear to gear as you speed up or slow down. Most people notice a transmission problem in their Ford when either the car doesn't shift at all, meaning no movement, or that it is shifting more roughly than it usually does. A properly running transmission should shift smoothly, almost without being noticed. If you notice any changes in how your Ford vehicle is shifting, bring it in so that we can look it over and get it taken care of right away.
2. Ignition Problems
A frequently seen problem, particularly with the Ford Focus, centers on the ignition. One particularly common ignition problem has to do with the key getting locked into the ignition. When this happens, often the key won't turn or come out of the ignition, leaving a driver stranded with few options besides having the vehicle towed to a repair facility. Often the only repair method available to repair a Ford in Phoenix with ignition problems is to replace the ignition switch and steering column.
3. Spark Plugs
Many of Ford engines have had an issue with spark plug ejection. While some claim that the problem is caused by the vehicle's engine and cylinder head design, Ford itself claims that it is caused by improper spark plug installation. This is a very dangerous problem for a driver. When a spark plug is ejected, fuel vapors start to come out of the opening. If there is a loose spark plug, it can accidentally ignite the fuel vapors causing an engine fire.
Whatever your Ford, Lincoln, Mercury repair needs are in the Phoenix area, Fairway Auto can take care of it properly and safely, so that your vehicle is properly maintained or correctly repaired.