The Ford Fund and United Auto Workers donated $200,000 to help further science, technology, engineering, arts and math in Detroit Public Schools.
September sales won’t be as hot as August, the best month in eight years, but industry analysts still expect them to be strong.
If the short circuit occurs, restraint devices including the air bags, pretensioners, and side curtains might not work in a crash.
Ford is recalling about 74,000 older-model gas-electric hybrid SUVs in the U.S. and Canada to fix a stalling problem.
Ford says there have been no accidents or injuries related to either recall.
The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired.
Officials gathered at the United Way 211 Call Center to announce $200,000 in contributions to the Detroit Water Fund on Monday.
Ford is recalling 83,250 vehicles because a faulty part could cause them to lose power or roll away if they’re parked.
Ford executive chairman Bill Ford said the project reflects the automaker’s “long history of innovation and a deep commitment to sustainability.”
Big business has spent nearly $7 million promoting Proposal 1 in the last few weeks, even though there’s no organized opposition.