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Auto News: Focus & Fiesta Transmission, Nissan Rogue

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Ford knew Focus, Fiesta models had flawed transmission, sold them anyway

The carmaker says that it's not a safety problem if your car slips into neutral on the highway.

Ford Motor Co. knowingly launched two low-priced, fuel-efficient cars with defective transmissions and continued selling the troubled Focus and Fiesta despite thousands of complaints and an avalanche of repairs

The cars, many of which randomly lose power on freeways and have unexpectedly bolted into intersections, were put on sale in 2010-11 as the nation emerged from the Great Recession. At least 1.5 million remain on the road and continue to torment their owners — and Ford. read more »

Automatic braking systems go haywire in Nissan Rogues

Automatic emergency braking systems, which are supposed to protect cars from impending collisions, are giving some owners of late model Nissan Rogue sport utility vehicles a massive scare.

The automatic braking systems in some 2017 and 2018 Nissan Rogues are activating unexpectedly, even when there is no impending collision, and is leaving owners of these vehicles afraid to drive them.

The problem is not isolated. According to the report, 145 documented complaints have been filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), of 2017 and 2018 Rogues suddenly stopping in traffic. read more »