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Ford Motor Company, commonly known as Ford, is an American multinational automaker that has its main headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand, and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom and a 32% stake in Jiangling Motors. It also has joint-ventures in China (Changan Ford), Taiwan (Ford Lio Ho), Thailand (AutoAlliance Thailand), Turkey (Ford Otosan), and Russia (Ford Sollers). The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.Ford introduced methods for large-scale manufacturing of cars and large-scale management of an industrial workforce using elaborately engineered manufacturing sequences typified by moving assembly lines; by 1914, these methods were known around the world as Fordism. Ford's former UK subsidiaries Jaguar and Land Rover, acquired in 1989 and 2000 respectively, were sold to the Indian automaker Tata Motors in March 2008. Ford owned the Swedish automaker Volvo from 1999 to 2010. In 2011, Ford discontinued the Mercury brand, under which it had marketed entry-level luxury cars in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Middle East since 1938.
Ford is the second-largest U.S.-based automaker (behind General Motors) and the fifth-largest in the world (behind Toyota, VW, Hyundai-Kia and General Motors) based on 2015 vehicle production. At the end of 2010, Ford was the fifth largest automaker in Europe. The company went public in 1956 but the Ford family, through special Class B shares, still retain 40 percent voting rights. During the financial crisis at the beginning of the 21st century, it struggled financially, but it has since returned to profitability. Ford was the eleventh-ranked overall American-based company in the 2018 Fortune 500 list, based on global revenues in 2017 of $156.7 billion. In 2008, Ford produced 5.532 million automobiles and employed about 213,000 employees at around 90 plants and facilities worldwide.

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    VIC ford mondeo power shift transmission.

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    VIC Dealer Knowingly Sold Faulty Car - Get It Swapped?

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    VIC Australian Consumer Law - Major Faults on Ford Vehicle?

    Hey guys/ girls, I would like some general help regarding my rights as a vehicle owner. Last year, I purchased a 2012 Ford Focus privately (in NSW) and the owner gave me his reasons for selling the car and said he had no troubles with it. I had the vehicle inspected by a mechanic and he found...
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    VIC Faulty Ford Car with Statutory Warranty - What to Do?

    Hi, I bought a 2008 Ford Focus with131000 kms on it (with that a 3-month statutory warranty) and the car overheated from dealers place to my place with 30 min drive. I told him regarding that and the dealer said send me pic of the gauge overheated and did so. But now he is just taking...
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    WA Australian Consumer Law - Ford Car Transmission Failed Too Soon?

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    WA Consumer Protection - Purchased Ford with Major Defects - What to Do?

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    QLD Bought Car from Car Yard - My Rights Under Australian Consumer Law?

    Hi I brought a car from a used car yard here in Brisbane 5 months ago. The car is a 2011 FG XR6 turbo. The issue I have is I've just found out yesterday that the car originally was a N/A model falcon and that it has had a turbo motor transplanted into it. This was not told to me by the dealer...
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    VIC Exchange Ford Car with New Model - Swapped for Same Price?

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