Ford is alone among the three big automakers that avoided bankruptcy reorganization in 2009, and it didn't get a government bailout, as did the others.
GM, after a post-bankruptcy initial public offering, is minority-owned by the U.S. government, with stakes held by the Canadian government, the United Auto Workers union and former GM creditors.
Chrysler is now majority-owned by Fiat after the Italian company repaid the U.S. government last month.
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