DETROIT – Ford has issued three recalls of greater than 350,000 vehicles in North America, including nearly 3,000 in Canada and 39,000 in the U.S. attributable to a risk the engines may catch fire.
Transport Canada mentioned in a recall discover Thursday that some 2021 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigators may catch fire in the engine compartment, even whereas parked with the ignition off.
Ford mentioned in U.S. authorities paperwork posted Thursday that it doesn’t know what’s inflicting fires in a few of the SUVs.
The automaker has stories of 16 U.S. fires beneath the hood, 14 in rental firm vehicles. One individual was burned. It’s recommending that the SUVs be parked open air and away from buildings. Thus far it hasn’t developed a restore for the fires, which seem to start out behind the engine compartment on the passenger aspect.
Of the 16 fires, 12 occurred whereas the SUV engines have been turned off, Ford mentioned in a ready assertion. The corporate says it has no stories of fires extending to any buildings.
The variety of fire incidents in Canada wasn’t instantly out there.
Ford mentioned it’s not instructing house owners to cease driving the SUVs, though those that may not have the ability to observe the park open air directions ought to contact their seller or the corporate.
Ford mentioned it’s treating the recall urgently and can use apps and mail to inform clients as quickly because it develops an inventory of auto house owners and addresses.
“We’re working across the clock to find out the foundation reason behind this subject and subsequent treatment in order that clients can proceed to get pleasure from utilizing their vehicles,” Jeffrey Marentic, normal supervisor of Ford passenger vehicles, mentioned in an announcement.
Ford started investigating fire stories on March 24. It mentioned the fires look like restricted to SUVs constructed from Dec. 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021. The corporate mentioned it has no fire stories from vehicles constructed earlier than or after these dates.
The automaker is also recalling about 310,000 heavy-duty vans in the U.S. and nearly 25,000 in Canada as a result of the motive force’s airbag might not inflate in a crash.
The recall covers sure 2016 F-250, 350, 450 and 550 vans. Mud can get into the airbag wiring in the steering wheel, disconnecting the electrical energy. Sellers will substitute steering wheel wiring. House owners shall be notified by mail beginning July 5.
And the corporate is recalling 464 electrical Mustang Mach-E SUVs from 2021. There have been no items topic to that recall in Canada. A software program drawback may cause unintended acceleration, deceleration or a lack of drive energy in all-wheel-drive vehicles.
Ford mentioned in paperwork posted Thursday by the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration that the powertrain management laptop might not detect a software program error.
The issue shall be fastened by sellers or by an internet software program replace. House owners shall be notified by letter round Might 30.
– With recordsdata from The Canadian Press.
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