Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press

Phoebe Wall Howard

Detroit Free Press

Detroit, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Phoebe:

Ford Expedition blamed in fire of vehicles rented by Secret Service

Officials point to a Ford Expedition in a fire involving vehicles rented for President Biden's visit to Nantucket Island over Thanksgiving weekend. → Read More

Ford’s behind-the-scenes investment at Spelman College praised as success story

Since it began in 2018, the Ford-backed first-generation mentorship project at Spelman has helped more than 200 women flourish in college and beyond. → Read More

2020-23 Bronco Sport, Escape recalled again for fire risk and injuries

The cause: Spilled fuel or leaked vapors on the hot engine or exhaust components caused by a cracked fuel injector. → Read More

Ford truck fan, 7, grows up to drive Super Duty in Thanksgiving Parade

A Ford engineer, praised at age 7 for his creativity by Ford Motor Co., helps create the Ford Super Duty and drive it in the Thanksgiving Parade. → Read More

Ford F-150 windshield wiper recall a problem for automaker plagued with safety issues

With latest F-150 recall, Ford has issued more safety repair alerts than all competitors. → Read More

2023 Ford Super Duty pickup had 52,000 orders in 5 days

Ford customers place an average of 10,000 orders a day in first five days for 2023 Super Duty. → Read More

Ford announces 3 senior executive departures, new quality chief

Ford elevates execs into quality, Lincoln roles as three senior managers retire. → Read More

Ford employees on Performance Enhancement Plan can now exit with severance package

Ford adds financial incentive for struggling employees who want to leave. → Read More

Ford hit with $105M verdict over trade secrets

A jury awarded Versata Software $105 million in a verdict against Ford Motor Co. after the automaker violated a contract and misused trade secrets. → Read More

Ford's earnings drop in 3rd quarter as it pays to exit Argo autonomous driving company

Ford reports that transaction prices keep climbing while incentives sought by bargain hunters dropped. → Read More

Ford has 3 vehicles you can find easily. For almost anything else, prepare to wait.

Ford is shipping vehicles as fast as possible to dealers, providing a steady supply of these three models. → Read More

Great Lakes Air ceases operation, ends charter flights to Mackinac Island

Dedicated, daily flights will now come from just one company. → Read More

Ford’s Maverick pickup selling fast, delivering big for Ford in 3rd quarter

Ford had a lot of vehicles in transit and those trucks and SUVs hit dealer lots in July and August, said Erich Merkle, Ford U.S. sales analyst. → Read More

Edsel Ford calls out St. Paul's in Grosse Pointe Farms on anti-abortion signage

Great-grandson of Henry Ford says he may counter with political signage in his own yard. → Read More

Man's $6M car collection brings thousands to museum in middle of nowhere

Tourists flock to Iowa for chance to see vintage cars. → Read More

2023 Ford Super Duty engineer made dream come true after teacher laughed at it

The story behind the story of a Super Duty engineer. → Read More

Ford now building its biggest, most high-tech plant in west Tennessee

Ford aims to start production of EV trucks and batteries at the new factory site called BlueOval City → Read More

Ford announces team shake-up after supply chain warning for Wall Street

Ford said that these latest leadership changes would "strengthen product creation and transform global supply chain management." → Read More

Mustang Mamas crushing car stereotypes in their muscle cars: 'That's empowerment'

As the 2024 Ford Mustang dominates headlines, women are making their mark in the pony car segment. → Read More

Former Ford exec Joe Hinrichs named CEO of railroad as strike negotiations end

Joe Hinrichs, a former top executive at Ford Motor Co., will take the helm Sept. 26 as chief executive of CSX. → Read More