Ford (F) has issued three recalls affecting 350,000 trucks, SUVs and cars.
The initial recall received an emergency alert from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration due to the possibility of the vehicle’s engines catching fire while parked or driving.
Recall affects more than 39,000 people 2021 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs Even if the ignition is in the “Off” position, it can cause a fire in the engine compartment while the vehicle is moving or parked.
Ford said some drivers have reported a burning smell and smoke coming from the front passenger engine compartment while driving, according to the recall notice.
Ford advises owners of affected SUVs to park their vehicles outside and away from any structures until the automaker makes a repair decision. The solution to the security issue is still under development.
Ford expects recall notices to be mailed to affected Expedition and Navigator owners starting May 23. A second letter will be sent when the repair is appropriate, said Ford.
Ford said he bought 16 potentially relevant reports It was stated that the under-hood fires were related to the recall, but no cause or source could be identified. From these reports, the automaker said it was aware of a possible injury related to the situation.
In addition, more than 310,000 F-Series pickup trucks were recalled by Ford because the airbags may not deploy.
Recall specific effects 2016 Ford Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 trucks It could be dust accumulated in the steering wheel clock spring. This may prevent the electrical connection from failing and the driver’s airbag from deploying as intended.
To fix the airbag issue, Ford dealers will replace the steering wheel clock spring for car owners free of charge. Affected F-Series truck owners will be notified of the recall by mail from 5 July.
A third recall was also made for Ford. 2021 electric Mustang Mach-E SUVs due to a software bug that can cause unwanted acceleration, notification or loss of drive power – all of which are collision risks.
The recall affects 464 Mach-E vehicles with all-wheel drive. On these SUVs, the drivetrain control module may fail to detect functional safety software errors.
Ford dealers will update the software to fix the error, or vehicle owners will be provided with a free over-the-air update. Affected Mach-E owners will be notified by mail of the recall from May 30.
Questions about recalls can be directed to Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332.
As of 10:57 p.m. ET on Thursday, Ford shares were trading at $12.87, down $0.09, or 0.67 percent.
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