NHTSA Consumer Advisory – 2021 Expedition, Navigator Fires

Ken Zino of AutoInformed.com on Ford Expediton and Lincoln Navigator Fires.

See the story below the jump for the recall link.

Ford Motor Co. is warning rental car companies and other owners of 2021 Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators to park their vehicles outside due to the risk of fire. The automaker has confirmed 16 fires, mostly in vehicles that were unattended. Fourteen of these fires were in rental cars, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warned today.

“Until further notice, owners of these affected vehicles should not park them inside – they should only be parked outside and away from homes and other structures. Fires have occurred in vehicles that were parked and turned off.

“More than 39,000 vehicles are affected, and at this time there is no known cause or remedy. Ford has filed a recall with NHTSA and will be notifying owners with instructions. Please click here for the recall notice.

Vehicle owners can visit NHTSA.gov/recalls and enter their 17-digit vehicle identification number to see if their vehicle is under recall,” said NHTSA.

NHTSA encourages all consumers to report any safety concerns to the agency online or by calling our Vehicle Safety Hotline (Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236 / Hearing Impaired (TTY): 1-800-424-9153).

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1 Response to NHTSA Consumer Advisory – 2021 Expedition, Navigator Fires

  1. Jeffrey Marentic of Ford says:

    “Ford has not issued instructions to stop driving vehicles under this recall and is not aware of any accidents related to this issue. The company is aware of one reported injury. We are working around-the-clock to determine the root cause of this issue and subsequent remedy so that customers can continue to enjoy using their vehicles” said Jeffrey Marentic, General Manager, Ford Passenger Vehicles. “We recognize the importance of staying in touch with our customers until we resolve this matter.”

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