We are batting 1000 for messing up EVERY new platform launch. Love to say good job, but it’s not. Deliveries of the hybrid version of the 2022 Ford Maverick have been delayed until January by emissions certifications, but the pickup now is... — read more
I know there is talk of returning to the office in Jan. For IT, since I know it may vary, I thought the choice was at the discretion of your LL6 or LL5 to set the policy for what works best with your team. So in my mind even though the return to... — read more
Eric Starkman of Los Angeles is a former Detroit News business reporter who blogs at Starkman Approved. By Eric Starkman I’m fast coming to appreciate why everyone is so in awe of Ford CEO Jim Farley’s sales and marketing skills. In addition to... — read more
He got the call from his management last Friday and told me about it yesterday. Curious if this a good thing (obviously it is a ton better to be redeployed then shown to the door). Has anybody gone through this and their thoughts? We are not... — read more
Ford setting up for mandating vaccine. Anyone have connection to the group Law Firm for opposing mandate.
Once a great place to work today offers a salary that is under industry standards, bonuses and benefits that keep shrinking/disappearing, competitive instead of cooperative work environment, and no way to advance your career other than turning into a... — read more
Why would customers expect anything different from Ford? The 2021 Ford F-150 continues to be a fan favorite with its comfortable interior and extreme towing capability. The automaker claims this model is “tougher than before,” but drivers have... — read more
How long before Ford goes this route now that Vanguard just kicked their retirees off the "promised" healthcare coverage for retirees. Vanguards original plan called for immediate cancelling. After much push back from retirees they will allow them... — read more
It may not be that hard for others, but for me personally it is difficult to get a promotion here no matter how hard I work. Maybe hard work is not enough? I wonder if it’s always been this hard to be promoted at Ford?
Are Canadian employee's being laid off for non-compliance?
From Deadline Detroit: My initial urge after reading the Detroit Free Press’s recent fawning profile of Ford CEO Jim Farley was to say it struck me as bought-and-paid-for “sponsored content” prepared by the automaker’s PR department. But that would... — read more
If you hear a wind noise..... When will Farley (& Co.) become "maniacs" for quality. Sad commentary. Guess if you live in the "salt belt" don't drive a Ford. Ford (NYSE:F) has recalled 13,544 vehicles with a glass roof panel that may fly off... — read more
...something, but I have yet to hear any specific details beyond that Ford will "have to take corrective actions" for those who haven't reported by this weekend. Do we expect them to go immediately to handing out pink slips, or a more measured... — read more
Another Ford press release printed as news in the Detroit Free Ford Press. Now they aren’t allowing comments on their inane reprints from Ford marketing, they know comments will not be positive. Next up: monthly hoodie sales volumes.
Personally I don’t, but I wonder if anyone else, other than the person that mentioned it in one of the threads below, have a problem when you need to contact a person who works from home? In the sense that you can't contact him/ her?
What happened princess? Rivian didn’t need a clothing line? So what’s the strategy now that Rivian is a world class competitor? DETROIT, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co (F.N), which has repeatedly touted its strategic relationship with electric... — read more
Failed launch, impossible delivery dates, recalls, and lukewarm reception by the buying public. Am I missing something for a “direct reason” why? Earlier this month, Ford Authority reported that a Ford Bronco refresh was scheduled for the 2025... — read more
All other car/truck companies are selling near list and many not honoring employee discounts. We have to drop the price to get our summer stored 2021 vehicles off the lots while other companies launch 2022. Aren't we special.
Some of the company's big plans are: 40% electric car sales by 2030 invest $11.4 billion in new facilities to produce EV and batteries What worries me the most is that we hear the least about company's plans on how to improve the workplace... — read more
I thought the atmosphere in the company would improve as revenues recovered from the heavy fall due to the pandemic, but I did not feel any significant improvements. I would say that everything is the same, if not worse, than at the worst moment of... — read more
Embarrassed to be part of the Ford debacle. Using customers to discover defects is unconscionable. That’s Ford! Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2020-2021 Ford Ranger SuperCab models due to a safety issue with the fixed rear head... — read more
Who writes this embarrassing dribble? Ford Mach-E hasn’t celebrated its first year in the hands of customers after launch delays and parking for defective chargers. Does 1 year make a plug old? Can’t charge, can’t drive, can’t do at anything less... — read more
We don’t treat customers very well. No money to fix hot rot inventory after never ending warranty costs. From Cars.com: Like many 2021 Ford F-150 owners, we discovered our brand-new pickup truck had significant amounts of rust on its underbody... — read more
Has anyone else noticed that while General Motors is announcing their software platform and their expectation for it to generate tens of billions in revenue, while our FordX business incubator lists their current “accomplishments” as Jelly and Find... — read more
When is management accountable for the horrendous quality and failed launch performance. Why would anyone buy a Ford? From Ford Authority: Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2021 Ford Bronco models due to a safety issue with the passenger side... — read more
I love my job but every time I hear recall, I wish I wasn’t in this company. They at the top don’t seem to recognize how great an impact a recall can have on Ford’s reputation?
Alot of people at Ford are talking about this, afraid for their job if they dont give up personal medical information and personal moral choices. What is everyone thinking on this? Especially since UAW are exempt from this?
From the Detroit Free Press article on hedge fund Engine No. One investing in General Motors: “The company’s early lead on battery technology, along with Mary Barra and the board’s leadership, creates tremendous advantages," James said in the... — read more
From Ford Authority: Another case of engineered for coat savings bites us again. Quality counts with customers. A new Ford Fusion transmission class-action lawsuit – Gant, et al., v. Ford Motor Company – has been filed in the U.S. District Court... — read more
How many people do you know who are trading in their Ford for something new, usually foreign? I see it happening more and more. If this continues to happen, it could turn out really bad for a lot of us. I really hope the leadership straightens out... — read more
Like a fine Swiss watch all Ford customers can expect their vehicle to be recalled. Now over a million vehicles. Just wrong and no one in management or purchasing is ever accountable. So sad. The fifth generation of the Ford family are due to... — read more
Simple issues they do well with. Anything off the script and you will spend an hour on the phone or chat line and still not have an answer.
https://blog.counselfinancial.com/trial-begins-in-4m-ford-discrimination-case Notice - "three others advised the court they had reached settlement agreements with Ford"
From Ford Authority. The better the engineering the less Ford has to rely on luck. 700,000 vehicles, priceless. Ford hasn’t had the best luck with rear cameras in recent years, as it has been forced to issue recalls for over 700,000 Blue Oval and... — read more
Here is another proud moment for our Ford team. Changing the cadence to more that one recall per week. Tragically sad. All of the recalls will have to have an impact on financial performance. How will we fund our EV/battery/non-union production... — read more
People had until the first week of Sept to decide and those that took it will have to leave the company by the end of Oct. I assume they should be announcing the outcome of the campaign and how many people have (or will) be forced out very... — read more
Not new vehicles but our streak continues. Sadly, not fixed with previous campaigns. Third time a charm. Ford proud! Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2011-2013 Ford Explorer models due to a defective cross-axis ball jo--t (CABJ) replacement... — read more
Might hurt sales in Europe and the North East and North West (unless handling means something to all Ford drivers). https://fordauthority.com/2021/09/2021-ford-mustang-mach-e-fails-the-moose-test-spectacularly-video/