Ford Recalls 3,000 SUVs In Canada Due To Fire Risk
Ford Motor Co. (F) is recalling nearly 3,000 sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in Canada due to a risk
that the engines could catch fire.
In all, Ford has recalled more than 350,000 vehicles in North America over fire risks. Ford said
in U.S. government documents that it doesn't know what's causing fires in some of the SUVs.
Transport Canada said in a recall notice that some 2021 Ford Expedition and Lincoln
Navigators could catch fire in the engine compartment, even while parked and with the ignition
The Detroit automaker has reports of 16 U.S. fires under the hood, 14 of which occurred in
rental company vehicles. Ford is recommending that the SUVs be parked outdoors and away
from buildings. So far it hasn't developed a repair for the fires, which appear to start at the back
of the engine compartment on the passenger side.
Of the 16 fires, 12 happened while the SUV engines were turned off, Ford said in a written
statement. The company says it has no reports of fires extending to any buildings.
Ford said it's treating the recall urgently and will use apps and mail to notify customers as soon
as it develops a list of vehicle owners and addresses.
The automaker also is recalling about 310,000 heavy-duty trucks in the U.S. and nearly 25,000
in Canada because the driver's airbag may not inflate in a crash. That recall covers certain 2016
F-250, 350, 450 and 550 trucks.
Year to date, Ford's stock is down 41% at $12.85 U.S. a share.
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