Ford SUV Recall: Engine Fire Risk
Ford Motor announced an SUV recall of 39,000 vehicles that run the risk of engine fires. Ford announced three recalls covering 350,000 vehicles on separate issues. The Ford SUV recall appears the most serious, with fire risks. The automaker recommended that SUV owners park the vehicles outdoors.
Ford stated that the engine fires can happen even while the SUVs are not running. At least 16 fires have been reported under the hood, and one case of human injury. Fire reports began in March 2022.
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Of the 16 reported fires, twelve occurred while the SUV engines were turned off. The engine fire risk is limited to SUVs built from Dec 1, 2020, to Apr 30, 2021.
Ford is also recalling around 310,000 trucks because the driver’s airbag may not inflate in the event of an accident. The Ford airbag recall covers 2016 F-250, 350, 450 and 550 trucks. Ford says dust accumulating into the airbag wiring in the steering wheel can disconnect the electricity.
A third recall impacting 464 electric Mustang Mach-E SUVs due to a software issue that can lead to unwanted acceleration, deceleration or a loss of drive power.