Ford Recalls Expedition And Lincoln Navigator Over Fire Risk
Ford is recalling 39,013 model-year 2021 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs due to a risk of fire, the manufacturer announced Thursday.
The cause hasn’t been determined yet, but the automaker says 16 fires have been reported among affected vehicles so far -- the majority of which occurred while the full-size SUVs were parked with the engine off.
The vehicles covered in this recall were all manufactured between December 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021, per a statement from the automaker. According to Ford, the fires are believed to originate near the back of the engine compartment, on the passenger side.
As engineers are still looking into the issue, the company is advising owners of affected Expeditions and Navigators to park outside, far from any buildings for the time being. However, Ford says owners can safely continue driving their affected vehicles.