Ford Motor Co. is recalling some 2021 Ford Expedition and 2021 Lincoln Navigator SUVs due to a fire risk present in roughly 39,000 vehicles that may occur while driving, parked or even while the engine is off.
Owners of these vehicles should park them outside and away from any structures or buildings, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The initial fire report came on March 24th. So far, one person was burned and there are at least 16 reports to Ford about fires under the hood. This includes 14 fires in rental company vehicles. All the vehicles involved were made between Dec. 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021. Meanwhile, Ford acknowledges there is no existing repair for the fires. Also, the fires appear to ignite on the passenger side near the back of the engine compartment.
The company reports its team is working to find a remedy for the problem.
There will be letters sent out on May 23rd by Ford to notify owners of the safety risk. Additionally, the automaker plans to send a second letter to owners after they have found a remedy to fix the SUVs. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 22S36.
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