The earlier recall is being expanded to a complete of 66,221 Expedition and Navigator SUVs.
In Might, Ford Motor Firm recalled an estimated 39,013 2021 Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles as a result of an engine compartment fireplace might happen whereas driving or parked, even with the ignition is within the “off” place. Not too long ago, the automaker recognized a treatment for this concern, communicated restore procedures to sellers, and is working to make elements accessible as quickly as doable.
Particularly, house owners of the affected SUVs with an 800-watt cooling fan system —which is about one-third of the recalled automobile inhabitants — can get their restore carried out instantly. Sellers will first examine the battery junction field for melting injury, and if that’s the case, will substitute your entire element. Subsequent they may take away the engine fan floor wire from the battery junction field.
Nonetheless, for the remaining affected automobiles with a 700-watt cooling fan system, the restore is similar, aside from the set up of an auxiliary field with a wire jumper. Elements for this restore are anticipated to be accessible beginning in early September. Prospects had been notified on July 8 through FordPass. There will probably be follow-up communication to prospects of automobiles with 700-watt programs when elements are prepared.
The automaker continues to advise house owners affected by this recall to park their automobiles outdoors and away from constructions till the seller providers their automobile for this recall downside. Automobiles might pose a threat of underneath hood fireplace, together with whereas the automobile is parked and off.
Thus far, Ford has obtained 21 reviews of underneath hood fires and one reported damage. Nonetheless, the producer isn’t conscious of any accidents associated to this concern.
The automaker additionally mentioned it’s increasing the recalled inhabitants to incorporate a complete of 66,221 Expedition and Navigator SUVs within the U.S. constructed between July 27, 2020 and Aug. 31, 2021.