Ford declared 3 recalls on 3 separate models, with one of the recalls arising from 2 reported automobile fires. That specific recall applies to certain 2015 and 2016 Ford Explorer and Lincoln MKC SUVs offered with engine-block heating systems. The heating units on two Canadian-market automobiles triggered underhood fires.
Overall, 3,129 Lincoln MKCs and 2,407 Ford Explorers will be called back, with the majority of them living in Canada (where the block heater is more typical), although some United States– market vehicles are affected. There are no reported injuries related to this recall, and Ford will change the existing block heating unit with an enhanced device free of charge.
Furthermore, low-roof 2015 and 2016 Transit vans will be called back to inspect and adjust the side-impact curtain airbags. It’s possible that some automobiles had their airbags placed incorrectly on one or both sides of the vehicle. More than 37,000 Transits will be recalled, the vast majority of which live in the United States. Ford is at present not aware of any injuries resulting from the air bag problem.
Finally, the company is recalling 4,800 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks to examine and repair their parking brake cable connector clips. The clips could break and cause unexpected motion of a parked automobile. Once again, Ford is uninformed of any injuries or accidents arising from this recall.
As is par for the course for automobile recalls, Ford dealerships will perform each of the above repair works at no cost to the car owner.