Ford Recalls 350,000 Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard
May 19, 2022 By MarketDepth
Ford (NYSE: F) announced the recall of 350,000 vehicles, with 39,000 of them being a fire hazard. The company’s 2021 Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators have the capacity to start a fire, even when the vehicle is turned off. The automaker asks that owners of the vehicles take them into dealerships for necessary repairs and warned that the cars should be parked outdoors in the meantime.
“These vehicles may pose a risk of under hood fire, including while the vehicle is parked and off. 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.”the company wrote in a statement
The other vehicles set to be recalled are mainly heavy-duty trucks that may have non-functioning airbags. The remainder of the recall involves its 2021 464 electric Mustang Mach-E SUVs, that may have faulty acceleration.
“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. We recognize the importance of staying in touch with our customers until we resolve this matter.”General Manager of Ford Passanger Vehicles Jeffrey Marentic