DETROIT (Sept. 3)—Ford Motor Co. lowered its third-quarter production plan by 10,000 vehicles to 800,000 because of the blackout last month. The car maker said it plans to produce 890,000 cars and trucks in the fourth quarter, compared to 951,000 during the last three months of 2002. General Motors Corp. increased its third-quarter production forecast for North America to 1.235 million vehicles, up 10,000 units from last month's forecast. GM's initial fourth-quarter production forecast for North America is 1.35 million vehicles, down about 5 percent from last year's figures.
Ford lowers third-quarter production forecast, GM raises its estimate
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