Owners of the 2021 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator are being asked to park their cars outside and away from the building after one fire after another.
16 incidents have already been reported and 12 of these occurred when the car was parked with the ignition off. This is worrying because this is the same situation that would happen if the car was parked in your garage overnight.
Considering the importance of the issue, Ford is recalling 39,013 vehicles built in the United States between December 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021. The automaker is not waiting to warn owners as they are dealing with the fire risk “with high knowledge ৷ urgent” and will quickly notify them via the FordPass and Lincoln Way apps as well as the traditional Snail Mail.
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Ford began investigating the issue on March 24, but has not yet been able to determine a cause However, the company believes that the problem stems from “behind the engine bogie next to the passenger side of the car”.
The automaker is not sure what caused the fire, said Jeffrey Marentik, general manager of Ford Passenger Vehicle. Their vehicles. “He added,” We recognize the importance of communicating with our customers until this issue is resolved. “
Three fires were reported while driving, but Ford did not instruct owners to stop driving. The automaker further stated that they are not aware of any accidents related to this problem, but a burn injury has been reported.
While the investigation is ongoing, Ford and Lincoln will keep owners in the loop and notify them if a remedy is found.