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Ford recalling 198,000 SUVs over fire risk

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Ford Motor is recalling 198,000 SUVs in the USA to switch the blower motor assembly after reports of 25 fires, it said on Thursday.

The recall covers 2015-2017 model 12 months Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles. Ford said it had three reports of fires linked to property damage to structures and one involving minor injury. Ford will notify owners starting Sept. 12.

The callback was unrelated to safety recalls approved in July regarding newer 2021 Expedition and Navigator vehicles for an engine compartment fire risk originating within the battery junction box, Ford said. Field data showed the difficulty in the brand new recall affects vehicles with higher mileage and time-in-service, the corporate said.

Ford says it needs to switch the blower motor assembly after reports of 25 fires. Above, the 2015 Lincoln Navigator.

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-EMustang Mach-E vehicles electric vehicles were recalled since the right-rear axle half shafts can have been manufactured improperly.AP

Ford also said it was recalling 1,175 2022 model 12 months Mustang Mach-E vehicles electric vehicles since the right-rear axle half shafts can have been manufactured improperly and a component could break. Dealers will inspect and replace right-rear half shafts as needed.

Ford said it had no reports of failures amongst owners but last month learned that its Cuautitlan Assembly Plant in Mexico had identified 2 vehicles with broken rear right half shafts.

Ford leads all automakers in the USA with 52 separate recall campaigns so far this 12 months, covering about 7.4 million vehicles.

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