Ford recalls 350,000 SUVs, including Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators, amid fears they could catch fire or experience airbags
- On Thursday, Ford announced the recall of 39,013 Expedition and Navigator SUVs in the United States built between December 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021.
- The cars are recalled because there were fires under the hood
- Of the 16 fires, 12 occurred when SUV engines were shut down and owners were ordered to park on the street
- Earlier this week, they released two more recalls, including 310,000 Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 2016 trucks.
- These cars have been recalled due to problems with the airbags, with the accumulation of dust in the spring of the steering wheel, which means they turn off
- Ford recently reported that the company lost $ 3.1 billion in the last three months due to a shortage of semiconductor chips and investment in EV
Owners of 39,000 Ford SUVs are urged to return them to their dealers and park them on the street due to engine fire incidents – even if the vehicle has been parked and turned off.
There have been reports of fires in 2021 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs built over four months from December 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021.
One person was injured but there were no accidents, Ford said in a statement Thursday.
The company recommends parking SUVs outdoors and away from buildings.
So far, he has not developed repairs for fires that appear to start in the rear of the engine compartment on the passenger side.
Of the 16 hood fire incidents, 12 reportedly occurred when the car was parked and released; one reportedly at the time the vehicle was parked and turned on; and three reportedly while the car was moving.
Expeditions start at $ 49,625; Navigators from $ 76,185.
“We are working around the clock to determine the root cause of this problem and follow-up remedies so that customers can continue to enjoy using their cars,” said Jeffrey Marentich, general manager of Ford Passenger Vehicles.
“We recognize the importance of staying in touch with our customers until we resolve this issue.”
Pictured is a worker-assembler at the Ford Dearborn plant. Company recalls 350,000 SUVs due to engine and airbag failures
Some Lincoln Navigators of 2021, priced at $ 76,185, have been recalled. They were made between December 2020 and the end of April 2021
Ford has also announced the recall of some of their 2021 expeditions starting at $ 49,625
The company from Dearborn, Michigan, is also asking the owners of 310,000 heavy trucks to return to their dealer because the driver’s airbag may not work in the event of an accident.
The recall concerns some F-250, 350, 450 and 550 trucks built in 2016.
Dust can get into the airbag wiring in the steering wheel by turning off the electricity. Dealers will replace the steering wiring.
Owners will be notified by mail starting July 5, Ford said.
The company is also recalling 464 Mustang Mach-E electric SUVs from 2021.
A software problem can cause unintentional acceleration, deceleration, or loss of drive power in all-wheel drive vehicles.
In documents released Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ford says the transmission control computer may not detect a software bug.
The problem will be solved by dealers or by updating the software online. Owners will be notified by letter around May 30th.
Ford F-350 2016 is among those cars that were recalled due to problems with their airbags
The recall is the last thing that happened to the company that got into the fight.
Ford recalled more than a quarter of a million Explorer SUVs a month ago because they could suddenly roll back into the parking lot.
Ford and General Motors also recalled nearly 682,000 compact SUVs in April because wipers could fail.
Over the past three months, the company has lost $ 3.1 billion, which they blamed on a shortage of semiconductor chips that limited car production and sales.
The losses were also the result of large investments in Rivian’s electric startup.