Washington – Ford Motor Company. Thursday said it was recalling 39,000 SUVs after reports of 16 fires, and advised owners to park their cars outdoors and away from buildings until the elimination is complete.
The recall, which covers some cars of the 2021 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator, was caused because a fire in the engine compartment can occur while parking or driving, even with the ignition off, said the American automaker № 2.
It is noted that one was injured, but there were no accidents related to fires, and 14 of the 16 affected vehicles belonged to car rental companies.
The tool was still under development, and Ford was working to identify the cause.
This year, Ford has published 30 recalls in the US, covering 3.5 million cars – most of all any automaker.
Ford issued this week two more recalls, including 310,000 Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 trucks of 2016, because dust can accumulate in the steering wheel spring wheel, which will lead to power outages, leading to that the driver’s airbags are not working properly. Car owners will replace the clockwork springs. Ford has no reports of casualties.
Ford is also updating the software in the 464 2021 Mustang Mach-E all-wheel drive cars because the transmission control module may not detect a software error that will result in unintentional acceleration.