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39,000 Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator SUVs Recalled Due To Engine Fire Risk

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39,000 Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator SUVs Recalled Due To Engine Fire Risk - autojosh

39,000 Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) recalled due to engine fire risk.

Ford said 16 fires have been reported, 12 of which happened while the SUV engines were turned off.

The U.S automaker said it doesn’t know what’s causing fires, but it is working to establish the cause.

Ford had earlier recalled 310,000 trucks, including 2016 Super Duty F-250 and F-350, due to dust in driver’s air bag wiring. 





39,000 Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator SUVs Recalled Due To Engine Fire Risk - autojosh

Ford Motor Company is recalling 39,000 SUVs, covering some 2021 model year Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator built from Dec. 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021, after reports of 16 engine fires.

The recall was prompted as an engine compartment fire could occur while the SUV is parked or being driven, even with the ignition off.

Ford advised owners to park their vehicles outdoors and away from structures until a fix is completed. It said there was one injury but no accidents related to the fires.

Fourteen (14) of the affected SUVs were owned by rental car companies. Of the 16 fires, Ford said 12 happened while the SUV engines were turned off. Ford said it doesn’t know what’s causing fires, but it is working to establish the cause.

39,000 Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator SUVs Recalled Due To Engine Fire Risk - autojosh

“We are working around the clock to determine the root cause of this issue and subsequent remedy so that customers can continue to enjoy using their vehicles,” Jeffrey Marentic, general manager of Ford passenger vehicles, said in a statement.





Ford had earlier this week recalled about 310,000 heavy-duty trucks, including 2016 Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550, due to dust in driver’s air bag wiring, which may cause it not inflate in a crash.

Ford says there are no reports of injuries, but owners will have their vehicles’ steering wheel clock springs replaced at dealers.

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