Sauder Schelkopf is investigating spontaneous fires that may impact recalled 2021 Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators.
On May 19, 2022, Consumer Reports reported in part:
Ford Motor Company is recalling nearly 40,000 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs from the 2021 model year because of the risk of fire in the engine compartment. Owners of the two vehicles included in the recall should park them outside and away from any structure until the recall is performed.
A Ford spokesman told Consumer Reports that “customers with unique circumstances that could prevent them from following these recall instructions should contact their dealer, Ford Customer Relationship Center, or Lincoln Concierge.”
According to documents provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ford has not yet identified a cause for the fires and does not have a remedy.
Ford Motor Company stated in part:
DEARBORN, Mich., May 19, 2022 – Ford Motor Company is advising customers of certain 2021 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs – built over a four-month period between late 2020 and early 2021 – to park their vehicles outside and away from structures while Ford investigates the cause of under hood fires.
Responding to 16 reported incidents, Ford is recalling 39,013 Expedition and Navigator SUVs in the U.S. built between Dec. 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021. These vehicles may pose a risk of under hood fire, including while the vehicle is parked and off. As of Ford’s filing with NHTSA, there have been no reported incidents with vehicles built before or after these dates.
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