Ford Recalls Certain 2021 Model Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs for Potential Under Hood Fire Concern: – Ford Motor Company is advising clients of certain 2021 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs built over a four-month period between late 2020 and early 2021 to park their automobiles outside and away from structures while the motor company investigates the cause of under hood fires.
Ford Motor Company is replying to 16 testified incidents, Ford is recollecting 39,013 Expedition and Navigator SUVs in the United States of America built between Dec. 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021. These automobiles may pose a risk of under hood fire, including while the vehicle is parked and off. As of Ford Motor Company’s filing with NHTSA, there have been no reported incidents with vehicles manufactured before or after these dates.
Ford, which began examining the issue on March 24, 2022, has not yet established a cause. The occurrences are believed to initiate in the rear of the engine compartment near the passenger side of the vehicle.
Fourteen of these occurrences occurred on vehicles owned by rental companies (across multiple locations) and two were retail customer automobiles. Of the 16 incidents, 12 reportedly occurred while the vehicle was parked and off, one reportedly while the automobile was parked and on, and three reportedly while the vehicle was in motion.
Ford is treating this recollection with a high sense of urgency and will communicate to clienteles via FordPass and Lincoln Way app and mail as soon as it finalizes the list of owners and addresses within the recalled vehicle population.
Ford has not issued instructions to stop driving vehicles under this recall and is not aware of any accidents related to this issue. The Ford Motor Company is aware of one reported injury.
“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. We recognize the importance of staying in touch with our customers until we resolve this matter.”– Jeffrey Marentic, General Manager, Ford Passenger Vehicles.