Ford Recalls 39K Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators Due to Fire Risk

ford recalls 39k expeditions and lincoln navigators due to fire risk

Ford has recalled 39,000 2021 model-year Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators due to a fire risk.

Owners are being asked to park their vehicles outdoors until the company can address the issues.

Ford says it doesn’t yet know the cause of the fires.

Sixteen fires have been reported, with 14 occurring in rental vehicles. Some have happened when the car is turned off.

“Some customers have reported a burning smell and smoke from the front passenger engine compartment while driving.” Ford said. Some fires appeared to have started “in the rear of the engine compartment near the passenger side of the vehicle.”

Still, Ford has not yet recommended that owners stop driving their luxo-barge SUVs.

“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.

The recall appears to be limited to Expeditions and Navigators built between Dec. 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021.

Ford is also recalling 310,000 heavy-duty trucks because the airbag might not inflate in a crash, and just under 500 Mustang Mach-Es to address a software problem that could cause unintended acceleration or deceleration.

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  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on May 19, 2022

    “Some customers have reported a burning smell and smoke from the front passenger engine compartment while driving.” Ford said. Some fires appeared to have started “in the rear of the engine compartment near the passenger side of the vehicle.” So this is the front passenger engine compartment, as opposed to the rear driver engine compartment? But in the rear of the front. Does Ford know its way around an ICE vehicle, or is this a member of the Model e™ team getting in over his head? (Those guys put motors all over.) Just kidding - I enjoy parking outside. (And the Expedition seems like a pretty nice vehicle - if you can't swing a fullsize utility from GM.)

    • Lorenzo Lorenzo on May 20, 2022

      Engineers don't write these announcements, the public affairs people do. They probably know less about cars than Ford executives! I read a review of a repair shop by a guy whose low tire pressure warning light came on. They checked his tires and added air to the space saver tire, and the light went out. They charged him $25 and he was happy about it!

  • Inside Looking Out Inside Looking Out on May 19, 2022

    Nobody mentioned Telluride?

  • RHD RHD on May 20, 2022

    "Ford says it doesn’t yet know the cause of the fires." The Lincolns are catching fire from the burning embarrassment of being prettied-up Fords that have to spend their entire existence pretending to not be Fords.

    • EBFlex EBFlex on May 20, 2022

      Or maybe by starting on fire that’s the only way people will notice a Lincoln. Dead brand rolling

  • Mikey Mikey on May 20, 2022

    In the last 12 years I have owned a 2008 Mustang convert. A 2015 EB, and just sold a low miles mint 2005 Mustang convert...All great looking and nice driving cars. All three Fords plagued with electrical problems !

    • EBFlex EBFlex on May 21, 2022

      Imagine a company with such a poor track record with quality, especially with electronics, making an electric vehicle. I guess that would explain why Ford EVs are complete garbage.

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