Quebec Standard

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Ford recalls 350,000 SUVs due to unexplained engine fires

Quebec

Key takeaways: 

  • Almost 3,000 cars — which can catch fire even when not in usage — were sold in Canada.
  • Ford recalls the 2021 Ford Expedition for unexplained engine fires. 

Ford is requesting the owners of 350,000 SUVs from the 2021 model year to take them to dealers for restorations because the engines can catch fire.

In U.S. government documents published Thursday, Ford says that it doesn’t know what’s inducing fires in some Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs from the 2021 model year.

About 39,000 of the impacted cars were sold in the U.S.

Two thousand eight hundred sixty-three cars were sold in Canada: 2,354 Expeditions and 509 Navigators.

Owners are urged to park them outside if feasible because engine fires have been reported even when the cars were not in use.

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Ford is requesting the owners of 350,000 SUVs from the 2021 model year to take them to dealers for restorations because the engines can catch fire

Ford has reports of 16 fires under the hood, 12 of which began when the engine was off. One person was burned.

Trying to inform customers

So far, it hasn’t developed a restoration for the fires, which begin at the back of the engine compartment on the passenger side.

Ford says it’s treating the recall instantly and will use apps and mail to inform customers when it forms a list of car owners and addresses.

“We are working around the clock to resolve the root cause of this problem and the following remedy so that customers can continue to enjoy using their cars,” Jeffrey Marentic, general manager of Ford passenger vehicles, stated in a statement.

Ford started investigating fire reports on March 24. It says the fires seem limited to SUVs made from December 1, 2020, to April 30, 2021. The firm says it has no fire reports from cars made before or after those dates.

Source – cbc.ca

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