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Yeah... It was on the front page of Yahoo! news, and it was on my local fox news tv broadcast...
 

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Just saw the link on FoxNews.com as well.

I just love this stupid bit of info on the bottom of the article:

"A FoxNews.com analysis of the recent NHTSA complaints indicates that a number of the owners may not be aware of a special feature found on V8-powered Mustangs that forces the transmission to shift directly from 1st to 4th gear under light throttle application. This is intended to increase fuel efficiency during the EPA fuel economy testing procedure and cannot be turned off, but is overridden during hard acceleration. The manual transmissions in the Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro SS, both built by a different supplier, function in a similar way."

So are all the reports being reported incorrectly in such a way that Ford thinks this is a skip-shift issue? Grrrr.:nono:
 
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Just saw the link on FoxNews.com as well.

So are all the reports being reported incorrectly in such a way that Ford thinks this is a skip-shift issue? Grrrr.:nono:
It's not Ford making the assumption, it's Fox News doing that. No offense to anyone here but I think Fox news is retarded. They put so much bias into almost every story, mostly political stuff though(since I do live near Washington D.C). They like the shock and awe stories though I won't go so far to compare them to tabloids. I do believe they are getting slightly better but I will always get my news elsewhere.

Also Fox canceled Firefly. :madas:
 

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It's not Ford making the assumption, it's Fox News doing that. No offense to anyone here but I think Fox news is retarded. They put so much bias into almost every story, mostly political stuff though(since I do live near Washington D.C). They like the shock and awe stories though I won't go so far to compare them to tabloids. I do believe they are getting slightly better but I will always get my news elsewhere.

Also Fox canceled Firefly. :madas:
All due respect, but I trend the other way. I go to FOX News becasue it is the other networks that have an agenda! I believe FOX when they say, "We report, you decide"!
 

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It's not Ford making the assumption, it's Fox News doing that. No offense to anyone here but I think Fox news is retarded. They put so much bias into almost every story, mostly political stuff though(since I do live near Washington D.C). They like the shock and awe stories though I won't go so far to compare them to tabloids. I do believe they are getting slightly better but I will always get my news elsewhere.

Also Fox canceled Firefly. :madas:
You watch NBC, ABC, or CNN and think they are not biased? Girl please...

It doesn't matter what you read/watch they all have their goals and either left/right leaning stances. It's just good that finally the story hit the news and the Gubment will take a look at the problem IMO.
 

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So far I've seen this picked up by Fox, USA Today, Reuters, NYT and several other smaller publications. It is/was also on the front page of Google News, which linked to over 200 publications. The media attention will have just as much, if not more influence than the NHTSA investigation itself. As a die-hard Ford fan, I was honestly expecting them to do something well before it came to this point. I've mentioned it before, but my last car was a 2007 Civic Si, which was also infamous for transmission problems, amongst other issues. It was my first and only Honda (or non-Ford, for that matter) and I didn't understand why Honda had such a reputation as "reliable" and a "great" company. With this latest fiasco of Ford, I finally understand. It was not that the Si (or any Honda) didn't have problems, it's how they handle them. In a little over a year, without any media attention or government investigations, Honda admitted there was an issue and came up with a solution. In the same amount of time, Ford has done nothing but tell customers it's normal. It's sad, really. -Thomas
 

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It's not Ford making the assumption, it's Fox News doing that. No offense to anyone here but I think Fox news is retarded. They put so much bias into almost every story, mostly political stuff though(since I do live near Washington D.C). They like the shock and awe stories though I won't go so far to compare them to tabloids. I do believe they are getting slightly better but I will always get my news elsewhere.
Also Fox canceled Firefly. :madas:
After a year and a half, am glad to see it getting air time.

FYI, Fox NEWS is not Fox ENTERTAINMENT... Fox ENTERTAINMENT cancelled Firefly, which I agree was a bad move. :nono: Thought it was a great series with a lot of potential...

Fox NEWS has been rated the least biased of the cable NEWS networks*... their OPINION programming is slanted to the right, and as such, they provide the balance for the CNN and MessNBC (the Cable News wing of the White House Press Office) who seem to have a problem differentiating OPINION from NEWS... (e.g.; Chris Matthews' "Thrill up my leg" when he was reporting on an 0baama speech.)

* From US News - http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs...iased-than-cnn-msnbc-in-white-house-coverage-

* From James Carville's PPP - http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0110/32039.html
 

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So far I've seen this picked up by Fox, USA Today, Reuters, NYT and several other smaller publications. It is/was also on the front page of Google News, which linked to over 200 publications. The media attention will have just as much, if not more influence than the NHTSA investigation itself. As a die-hard Ford fan, I was honestly expecting them to do something well before it came to this point. I've mentioned it before, but my last car was a 2007 Civic Si, which was also infamous for transmission problems, amongst other issues. It was my first and only Honda (or non-Ford, for that matter) and I didn't understand why Honda had such a reputation as "reliable" and a "great" company. With this latest fiasco of Ford, I finally understand. It was not that the Si (or any Honda) didn't have problems, it's how they handle them. In a little over a year, without any media attention or government investigations, Honda admitted there was an issue and came up with a solution. In the same amount of time, Ford has done nothing but tell customers it's normal. It's sad, really. -Thomas
My '09 Civic Si daily driver still occasionally pops out of 3rd gear. :laughlitt
 

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All due respect, but I trend the other way. I go to FOX News becasue it is the other networks that have an agenda! I believe FOX when they say, "We report, you decide"!

If you believe anything Faux News says, you must have graduated somewhere at the bottom of your class...
 

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Like Fox news or not nobody is watching the other networks and that is a fact. Fox destroys them in every single hour of every day 365 days a year. When they report it reaches as many people as possible. That is a good thing in this case. Ford has screwed the pooch here one too many times and I for one am hoping this will light a fire under ABC's ass for a special as well. Ford has done little about this problem and gotten away with it for a year and now its time for them to pay the price. :nono:
 

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If you believe anything Faux News says, you must have graduated somewhere at the bottom of your class...
You actually write such immature nonsense and expect anyone to listen? I can't believe you would come into someone's thread and then try to insult him. Pathetic...and, for what? Because you don't like Fox? LOL.
 

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Glad to see they used my quote


"FLUID SWAP DONE, GRINDING WORSE IN 2ND-4TH GEARS. 2ND GEAR LOCKOUT IN LEFT TURN AT 45 DEGREES. 4TH GEAR RATTLE UPON WOT [wide open throttle.] VEHICLE NO LONGER FUN TO DRIVE, WAITING TO GET RID OF IT AS LEMON."






*runs out*
 

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You actually write such immature nonsense and expect anyone to listen? I can't believe you would come into someone's thread and then try to insult him. Pathetic...and, for what? Because you don't like Fox? LOL.
Im with him all the other news groups are picking this up not just "Faux"
 
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You watch NBC, ABC, or CNN and think they are not biased? Girl please...

It doesn't matter what you read/watch they all have their goals and either left/right leaning stances. It's just good that finally the story hit the news and the Gubment will take a look at the problem IMO.
Haha thanks for making that funny! I've watched them all and in my opinion Fox manipulates information in a biased manner a bit more than the rest of the networks but I already admitted they are getting better. Having most of my family working in the Gubment gives me access to more information than the average Joe, though I will also admit that can make me biased as well. All opinions here, ratings mean nothing to me as far as news go.

After a year and a half, am glad to see it getting air time.

FYI, Fox NEWS is not Fox ENTERTAINMENT... Fox ENTERTAINMENT cancelled Firefly, which I agree was a bad move. :nono: Thought it was a great series with a lot of potential...
I am well aware of the difference between the two, I meant it in a light-hearted manner. They also cancelled Terminator, the Sarah Connor Chronicles. If they cancel Fringe I am going to hurt somebody real bad!
 

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If you believe anything Faux News says, you must have graduated somewhere at the bottom of your class...
Another thoughtful, rational, logical response from the left, but you forgot to call FNC viewers "racists" or "terrorists" or "********".... Must have missed the most recent Bill Maher talking points memo....
 
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Whoa! There's a whole lot of half-truth's being thrown around in this thread regarding Fox so let's clear something up:
Firefly wasn't just a "great series with a lot of potential", it was the best golram thing to hit the airwaves in 20 years. I can't stand for misinformation like that to be spread about.

Now please back to your silly rants about not knowing how to drive a stick and expecting Ford to cover the bill for you idiots that destroy your transmissions.


PS: are we SURE it's not skip shift?


How many people don't get sarcasm...
 

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From the New York Times a few mins ago:

26,000 Ford Mustangs Investigated for Sticky 6-Speed Manual Gearbox - NYTimes.com

26,000 Ford Mustangs Investigated for Sticky 6-Speed Manual Gearbox
By CHRISTOPHER JENSEN

2011 Ford Mustang.
Complaints about the 6-speed manual transmission on about 26,000 Ford Mustangs from the 2011-12 model years have prompted an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The agency said it received 32 complaints from owners who said they were unable to get the transmission into gear.

Ford introduced the 6-speed manual on the 2011 models, replacing a 5-speed manual.

Richard Truett, a Ford spokesman, said in an e-mail that the MT82 transmission used on the 2011-12 Mustangs was built in China as part of a joint venture between Getrag Corporate Group and Ford.

“Some reports allege incidents occurred while merging into high speed traffic and others allege that incidents occurred while turning left across oncoming traffic,” said a notice posted to the safety agency’s Web site over the weekend. “Some complainants allege that the erratic shifting behavior almost caused a collision with adjacent vehicles.”

The complaints came from owners of the V-6 and V-8 models. Two Mustangs powered by V-8s, the GT and Shelby GT500, were reviewed in the Automobiles section last weekend.

Ford issued a technical service bulletin in March blaming shifting problems on “cold ambient temperatures” and telling dealers to use a different type of transmission fluid. But some drivers who complained to N.H.T.S.A. said they experienced problems in hot weather or when the gearbox should have been completely warmed up.


“The difficulty in shifting is mostly confined to cold weather states and occurs when the gearbox is cold,” said Mr. Truett, the Ford spokesman, echoing the technical bulletin. “We have made a few engineering changes and installed a new fluid to correct the problem.”

On the agency’s Web site, a California woman wrote that while stopped at a traffic light, a driver approached at high speed behind her.

“I started prepping if I had to move forward into the intersection that had no traffic just in case,” she wrote. “Would not shift into first gear no matter what I tried. Quickly I shifted into second and saw the driver smash the brakes while his tires were smoking as he was approaching my rear end in a slide. Car had enough power to move me forward 10 feet to avoid a collision.”

The investigation is called a preliminary evaluation. If the agency found additional reason to be concerned, it would upgrade the investigation to an engineering analysis, which could be followed by a recall or a decision that no further action would be warranted.
 
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