Ford recalls SUVs after finding fans raving about them

Ford recalls SUVs after finding fans raving about them
Ford recalls SUVs after finding fans raving about them

Ford is recalling nearly 200,000 large SUVs in the United States because heating and cooling fan motors can fail and catch fire.

The recall covers Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators from model years 2015 through 2017.

The Dearborn, Michigan company says in government documents that it has reports of 25 fires caused by the engines, which are behind the glove box. Thirteen fires were limited to the fan motor area, while 12 caused significant damage to SUVs. Three fires damaged structures and one damaged another vehicle.

One person reported hand and finger injuries, and all fire reports indicated the vehicles were in motion at the time of the incident, Ford said in documents released Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The company says it doesn’t tell people to park SUVs outside. It says some customers have reported inoperative fans, burning smells, or smoke coming from the vents when the vehicle is running.

Dealers will replace the front fan motor assembly at no cost to owners, who will be notified beginning September 12.

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