Ford Motor Co. is recalling roughly 200,000 SUVs that it mentioned are vulnerable to catching hearth due to heating and cooling fan motors that may malfunction.
The recall impacts 2015 to 2017 model-years Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator autos. The entrance blower motor situated behind the glove field might fail, creating the fireplace hazard, a recall notice from the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration mentioned.
Ford has obtained stories of 25 fires doubtlessly related to the defective half, together with 12 involving intensive harm to autos. One harm was additionally reported.
Sellers will probably be notified Sept. 12 to switch the entrance blower motors for gratis to house owners.
It is the second recall this 12 months by which Ford warned that affected autos might catch hearth. In Might, the corporate urged the owners of some 2021 model-year Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators to park them exterior resulting from hearth threat.