Ford recalls about 39,000 SUVs after 16 underhood fires: NPR


A Ford logo is seen on a sign at Country Ford in Graham, North Carolina. The automaker has issued a recall that affects approximately 39,000 SUVs.

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Ford recalls about 39,000 SUVs after 16 underhood fires: NPR

A Ford logo is seen on a sign at Country Ford in Graham, North Carolina. The automaker has issued a recall that affects approximately 39,000 SUVs.

Gerry Broome/AP

Ford is recalling more than 39,000 SUVs after 16 underhood fires, the company said.

The recall affects certain 2021 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles in the United States that were built between December 2020 and April 2021. The company urges customers to park their cars “outside and away from structures.”

Of the 16 reported incidents, 12 cars were extinguished and parked when the fires started. The company said this week that 14 of the incidents involved cars belonging to rental companies.

Ford said it began investigating the fires in March but has yet to identify a cause. The company said the incidents allegedly started in the rear of the engine compartment, near the passenger side of the vehicle.

The company identified one recall-related injury, but no accidents.

“We are working around the clock to determine the root cause of this issue and the subsequent remedy so customers can continue to enjoy their vehicle,” Jeffrey Marentic, general manager of Ford Passenger Vehicles, said in a statement.


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