Ford recalls 198,000 US SUVs due to fire hazard

Ford recalls 198,000 US SUVs due to fire hazard
Ford recalls 198,000 US SUVs due to fire hazard

The Ford logo is pictured at the Ford Motor Co factory in Genk, Belgium, December 17, 2014.REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

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WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co (FN) is recalling 198,000 SUVs in the United States to replace blower motor assemblies after reporting 25 fires, it said on Thursday.

The recall affects Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles of model years 2015-2017. Ford said it has three reports of fires related to property damage to structures and one involving minor injuries. Ford will notify owners beginning September 12.

The recall was unrelated to safety recalls approved in July for new 2021 Expedition and Navigator vehicles for an engine compartment fire hazard from the battery junction box, Ford said. Field data showed that the new recall issue affects vehicles with higher mileage and service life, the company said.

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Ford also said it is recalling 1,175 2022 model year Mustang Mach-E electric vehicles because the right rear axle half-shafts may have been improperly manufactured and a part may break. Dealers will inspect and replace the right rear half-shafts as needed.

Ford said there were no reports of failures among owners, but last month learned that its Cuautitlan assembly plant in Mexico had identified 2 vehicles with broken right rear half-shafts.

Ford leads all automakers in the United States with 52 separate recall campaigns so far this year, covering about 7.4 million vehicles.

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Reporting by David Shepardson Editing by David Goodman and Bernadette Baum

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