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.