Washington, D. C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                          Date of Report June 16, 2004
                        (Date of earliest event reported)

                               FORD MOTOR COMPANY
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

                 (State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

         1-3950                                          38-0549190
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  (Commission File Number)                    (IRS Employer Identification No.)

 One American Road, Dearborn, Michigan                     48126
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(Address of principal executive offices)                 (Zip Code)

         Registrant's telephone number, including area code 313-322-3000


Item 5.  Other Events.

     Our news release  dated June 16, 2004  concerning  second quarter  earnings
guidance,  filed as Exhibit 99 to this  report,  is  incorporated  by  reference

Item 7.  Financial Statements, Pro Forma Financial Information and Exhibits.


Designation          Description                    Method of Filing
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Exhibit 99           News Release dated
                     June 16, 2004                  Filed with this Report


     Pursuant to the  requirements  of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized on the date indicated.

                                         FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Date:  June 16, 2004                     By: /s/Kathryn S. Lamping
                                             Kathryn S. Lamping
                                             Assistant Secretary


                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

Designation          Description
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Exhibit 99           News Release dated June 16, 2004