Twelve of the fires occurred whereas the automobile was parked and turned off, one whereas the automobile was parked and turned on and three whereas it was in movement, in response to the corporate.
The precise reason behind the fires, that are believed to start out within the rear passenger aspect of the engine compartment, remains to be being investigated, Ford stated in an announcement.
“We’re working around-the-clock to find out the foundation reason behind this challenge and subsequent treatment in order that prospects can proceed to take pleasure in utilizing their automobiles,” stated Jeffrey Marentic, Common Supervisor, Ford Passenger Automobiles.
Homeowners should not being suggested to cease driving the SUVs, solely to maintain them away from buildings whereas parked.
Ford will start reaching out to house owners by mail and thru their Ford and Lincoln smartphone apps as quickly because it has decided a listing of the house owners of those particular SUVs, the automaker stated in a press release. Homeowners who assume their automobiles could be concerned also can name Ford’s toll-free quantity at 1-866-436-7332, in response to the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration, which oversees automobile remembers.
Ford will talk with prospects as soon as a treatment for the potential drawback has been discovered, the automaker stated.