U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that the power brake assist can fail on some Ford F-150 pickup trucks.
The company warns chimes and lights might not work on the instrument panel when the vehicles are started.
The Ford GT supercar will be the cover vehicle on the new Forza Motorsport 6 later this year.
State economic development officials said the new deal gives Ford a strong incentive to maintain and expand its Michigan presence.
Mustangs from the 2005 to 2014 model years are now included in the recall, as well as GTs from the 2005 and 2006 model years.
“By sharing our research with other companies, we will accelerate the growth of electrified vehicle technology and deliver even better products to customers.”
“The first quarter was a good start to a year in which our results will grow progressively stronger,” said Ford CEO Mark Fields.
The layoffs are due to low sales of cars produced at the plant, including the Ford Focus and C-Max Hybrid.
The probe could affect as many as 517,945 cars from the 2003 to 2005 model years.
Women are driving the auto industry as never before and they are also having a greater impact on society.