Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator Recalled for Engine Fire Risk
Ford has issued a recall for some of its 2021 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs due to a potential engine fire risk. Over 39,000 2021-year model vehicles manufactured between December 2020 and April 2021 have been affected.
The recall involves an increased risk of engine fire which may occur even while the engine is not running, or the vehicle is not in use. People who own or operate a 2021 Ford Expedition or Lincoln Navigator may have been placed at risk of vehicle fire resulting in bodily injury, property loss, or vehicle damage and may be eligible for compensation.
Ford SUVs Unsafe due to Increased Engine Fire Risk
At least 16 engine fire events in Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs have been reported, including one injury. Twelve of the fires occurred when the engines were off, and the vehicle was not in use.
According to U.S. government documents posted by Ford Motor Co., the cause of the engine fires In Ford and Lincoln SUVs is unknown. The fires appear to originate in the back part of the engine on the passenger side and have resulted in at least one burn injury. They may occur at any time, even if the engine is parked and turned off which may place nearby vehicles or structures at risk of fire damage.
Ford Recommendations to Mitigate Fire Risk
Ford reportedly began investigating fire events in March of 2022 and says the fire risk appears to be limited to SUVs manufactured between December 1, 2020, and April 30, 2021.
Despite the occurrence of one burn injury caused by engine fire, Ford owners and operators have not been asked to discontinue driving the SUVs. Instead, the company has asked that SUVs be parked outside, away from structures and other vehicles until a fix has been determined.
Ford has stated that they do not yet know the cause of the engine fires and do not know what the remedy will be. Customers will reportedly be notified by app or via other means as soon as the company has compiled a list of owners.
People who cannot move their vehicles or park away from buildings have been advised to contact their dealership or Ford Motor Co. for assistance.
Ford and Lincoln Engine Fire Lawsuit
People who own or lease a 2021 Ford Expedition or Lincoln Navigator SUV may have been placed at risk of engine fire. A vehicle fire can cause personal injury, vehicle damage, and damage to other vehicles or buildings. It may also decrease the value of the automobile or may result in the driver and passengers being stranded when the vehicle becomes inoperable.
Owners and operators of 2021 Ford Expedition or Lincoln Navigator SUVs which were manufactured between December 2020 and April 2021, may have been affected by a recall and may be eligible for compensation.