DETROIT (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Ford is asking owners of nearly 350,000 vehicles to take three separate recalls, including one to dealers for repairs, who recommend parking outdoors due to the risk of fire in the engine.
Ford says in government documents released on May 19 that it does not know what caused the fires on some 2021 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs.
However, the company says that such fires can occur even when the engines are idle. Ford, 16 under the hood, 14 fire reports in rental company cars. One person was burnt. It is recommended to park SUVs outdoors and away from buildings. So far, he has not developed repairs for fires that started on the passenger side from the rear of the engine compartment.
Ford said in a statement that 12 of the 16 fires occurred when the engines of SUVs were turned off. The company says there are no reports of fires in any of the buildings.
Ford says it does not order its owners to stop driving SUVs, although those who fail to follow outdoor parking instructions should contact their dealers or companies.
Ford says it is resolving the recall issue urgently and will use apps and mail to notify customers as soon as it prepares a list of car owners and addresses.
Jeffrey Marentic, general manager of Ford cars, said: “We are working around the clock to determine the root cause of the problem and the next steps so that customers can continue to use their cars.”
Ford began investigating the fire on March 24. The fires were limited to SUVs manufactured between December 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021. The company says there are no fire reports from cars built before or after those dates.
The automaker is also recalling 310,000 heavy trucks, as the driver’s airbag may not inflate in the event of an accident.
The recall covers certain 2016 F-250, 350, 450 and 550 trucks. Dust can enter the airbag wires in the steering wheel, releasing electricity.
The company is recalling 464 electric Mustang Mach-E SUVs from 2021. A software problem can cause unexpected acceleration, deceleration, or loss of driver power.
Ford is recalling three, including one due to the risk of engine fire
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