TRAFFIC REPORT Ford News, Reviews, Recalls & More

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Here is a weekly roundup of the latest Ford and truck news from around the U.S.

The Los Angeles Times says a fully loaded F-150 Platinum is “a pickup with pickup” in The $61,000 question: First look at Ford’s most expensive F-150 pickup review and “No, a complimentary Fusion sedan isn’t included.”

The Detroit Free Press took a new F-150 with a 2.7L V6 Ecoboost for a 150-mile spin through Texas Hill Country and said “No pickup owner will dismiss it as a mini-engine that’s unsuitable for a workhorse vehicle like the F-150.” They also say that the cab is about two inches wider than last year’s model and is very quiet at highway speeds.

USA TODAY reports Six things we learned about the aluminum-body F-150 like magnetic signs don’t stick to aluminum, extended-cabs have rear-hinged “suicide” doors that open 170 degress and rearview camaras are still mounted in the tailgate handle.

The New York Times reported that Ford Recalls 745,000 Vehicles for Fault That Could Disable Air Bags because of a defective electronic gadget. All 2013-14 Ford C-Max, Fusion, Escape and Lincoln MKZ owners should have received notices regarding this problem.

BFGoodrich tires are so tough you can throw them out of an airplane and still use them. Well, most of them anyway. Watch this BFGoodrich “K02 Takes on Gravity” video for its All-Terrain T/A K02 tires below.

Not all the tires survived a drop from 10,000 feet but one of them did and they used it to fix a flat on a truck. The only thing that would have made this commercial better is if the new Ko2 landed on top of the Jeep instead of near it. Just saying.

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