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Ford Motor recalls 198,000 SUVs in U.S. due to risk of fire

by Babu Patil
Ford Motor recalls 198,000 SUVs in U.S. due to risk of fire
  • The recall covers the 2015-2017 model-year Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles.
  • Ford leads all automakers in the U.S. with 52 separate recall campaigns to date this year, covering about 7.4 million cars and SUVs.

Following complaints of 25 fires, Ford Motor Co. announced on Thursday that it is recalling 198,000 SUVs in the United States to replace the blower motor assembly.

The Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator model years 2015–2017 are included in the recall. Ford received three reports of fires connected to structural property damage and one incident of a minor injury. Ford will begin informing owners on September 12.

Ford said that the callback had nothing to do with safety recalls allowed in July involving more recent 2021 Expedition and Navigator cars due to a potential engine compartment fire risk coming from the battery connection box. According to field data, the new recall affects vehicles with higher mileage and time in service.

Additionally, Ford announced that it recalled 1,175 Mustang Mach-E electric vehicles from the 2022 model year because the right-rear axle half shafts may have been produced incorrectly, and a part could break. Right-rear half shafts will be inspected by dealers and replaced.

Ford said there had been no reports of owner failures, but last month it found that two of its cars at its Cuautitlan Assembly Plant in Mexico had broken rear right half shafts.

Ford has conducted 52 distinct recall efforts this year, covering approximately 7.4 million vehicles, more than any other carmaker in the United States....

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