Nearly 200k Ford Expeditions, Lincoln Navigators Recalled For Fire Risk

Ford Motor Firm, by way of the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration (NHTSA), has introduced a recall of choose third-generation Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator models. Almost 200,000 models of the mentioned SUVs are in danger of a hearth contained in the automobile attributable to a defective element situated close to the passenger facet.

In accordance with the NHTSA document, 198,482 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator models constructed between January 16, 2014 and June 30, 2017 are affected. Over 163,000 models of which can be Expeditions, whereas the remaining 35,000 are Navigators.

The affected SUVs are vulnerable to an inside hearth whereas the automobile is on. Ford has not recognized the reason for the issue however it’s believed that the issue originates from contained in the entrance blower motor, which is situated on the passenger facet behind the glovebox.

In accordance with clients that skilled the difficulty, manifestations of the difficulty included an inoperative fan, in addition to a burning scent and/or smoke coming from the instrument panel vents whereas the autos are working.

Affected Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator models may have their present entrance blower motor meeting changed with a revised service blower motor meeting, freed from cost.

“If the client experiences blower motor signs (inoperative, intermittent, extreme noise, burning scent, and so on.) previous to the provision of the treatment blower motor, the vendor will set up a brand new blower motor service half of the present design. As soon as the redesigned, treatment half turns into out there, the vendor will exchange the blower motor meeting with the brand new design half,” in accordance with the recall doc.

The precise VINs should not disclosed within the voluntary recall, so Ford mentioned that it is best for homeowners to contact its toll-free line to substantiate. They will additionally contact an area Ford or Lincoln vendor, which might then acquire particular info concerning the autos from the Ford On-line Automotive Service Data System (OASIS) database.



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