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Ford recalls SUVs due to fire risk, advises parking outside

MAY 2022 — Ford recalled 39,000 Ford Expedition & Lincoln Navigators, recommending that some SUVs be parked away from buildings.

The company warned that roughly 39,000 2021 Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators and are liable to start on fire even when turned off. Ford requests that owners of the vehicles take them into dealerships for repairs, warning that they should not be parked indoors or near buildings in the meantime.

“These vehicles may pose a risk of under hood fire, including while the vehicle is parked and off,” the company wrote in a statement. “Ford, which began investigating the issue on March 24, 2022, has not yet established a cause. The incidents are believed to originate in the rear of the engine compartment near the passenger side of the vehicle.”

Ford Expedition & Lincoln Navigator Recall

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Component(s): ENGINE; Engine Compartment Fire
Potential Number of Units Affected: 39,013
Report Receipt Date: May 17, 2022

Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2021 Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles. An engine compartment fire may occur while driving or parked, even with the ignition in the “Off” position.

Remedy: Owners are advised to park their vehicles outside and away from structures until the remedy is performed. The remedy is still under development. Ford’s number for this recall is 22S36

2021 Ford Expedition
2021 Lincoln Navigator

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