For those who drive a Ford automobile, the corporate is asking homeowners to take them to a licensed seller to restore points associated to a few remembers. In whole, 350,000 automobiles are included within the recall—for 3 totally different causes. Lincoln Navigator SUVs, Ford-150, 350, and 550s, and totally different yr fashions of Mustang Mach-E SUVs are all concerned within the recall. Right here’s the whole lot you want to find out about what fashions have been recalled, why they’ve been recalled, and what to do in case your automobile is concerned within the recall.
What Ford fashions are being recalled?
Ford just lately issued three separate remembers impacting a few of its extra common automobile fashions. The primary recall has been launched for the 2021 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs which can be impacting 39,000 automobiles.
A second however separate recall impacts a number of of the automobile producer’s heavy-duty vehicles together with the 2016 F-150, 350, 450, and 550. Roughly 310,000 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Moreover, Ford has introduced a recall for 464 automobiles associated to its 2021 electrical Mustang Mach-E SUVs.
In whole, all three remembers quantity to roughly 350,000 automobiles, and the corporate is treating the remembers urgently.
Why are these Ford automobiles being recalled?
The recall of the 2021 SUVs is linked to a earlier recall that was issued in March of this yr, associated to fires sparking within the engine even when the automobile shouldn’t be turned on. Ford has shared that there have been 16 reported fires underneath the hood of the automobile, 14 in rental firm automobiles—and 12 of those fires occurred whereas the SUVs’ engines weren’t operating.
The recall for the heavy-duty vehicles was issued after studies of the driver-side airbag not inflating throughout a crash. In accordance with studies, mud is ready to get into the airbag wiring within the steering wheel which disconnects the electrical energy and prohibits the airbag from inflating when wanted.
Within the third recall—the electrical Mustang—the corporate states a software program downside may cause harmful points whereas driving. These points may embrace unintended acceleration, deceleration, or a lack of drive energy within the all-wheel-drive automobiles.
Learn how to inform in case your automobile is a part of the recall
For those who’re unsure in case your automobile is included in any of those three separate remembers, go to the Ford web site and enter your automobile’s automobile identification quantity (VIN) to look any remembers associated to the make, mannequin, and yr of your automobile.
Ford additionally introduced they’re working exhausting to inform all automobile homeowners associated to any of them by mail, which is barely doable for many who have registered their automobiles.
What must you do in case your Ford automobile is a part of the recall?
For the SUV recall associated to fireside potential, the corporate isn’t instructing homeowners to cease driving their automobiles however is strongly urging individuals to ensure their automobiles are solely parked exterior. As of proper now, the corporate can’t pinpoint why the fires hold occurring and for security causes, parking exterior is much safer.
“We’re working across the clock to find out the basis explanation for this difficulty and subsequent treatment in order that clients can proceed to take pleasure in utilizing their automobiles,” Jeffrey Marentic, common supervisor of Ford passenger automobiles, stated in an announcement.
For the heavy-duty and electrical automobiles, homeowners can go to their native Ford dealership for repairs.