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Ford RecallsThree Models, One for Underhood Fire

March 31, 2016
Two underhood fires from the Lincoln MKC (2015-2015) and 2016 Ford Explorer vehicles were repoted in Canada, but no accidents or injuries occurred. 

Ford Motor Co. (IW 1000/21) issued three safety recalls on March 31. 

The first recall involves 38,000 low-roof  Ford Transit (2015-2016) vehicles in North America. 

In some vehicles, it is possible the side-curtain airbags are positioned incorrectly on either or both sides of the vehicle, which may influence side-curtain airbag performance and increase the risk of injury in a crash,

The company said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.

The second recall is for 5,500 Lincoln MKC (2015-2015) and 2016 Ford Explorer vehicles. The engine block design, coupled with the particular block heater installed in these vehicles, causes the unit to be susceptible to overheating when the vehicle is parked and the block heater is plugged in –increasing the risk of an underhood fire.

The company said it is aware of two reports of underhood fires in Canada, but is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.

The third recall involves 4,800 Ford F-650 and F-750 vehicles. In some vehicles, the parking brake connector clips were not manufactured to the correct specifications and could break – resulting in unintended movement of the vehicle and increased risk of injury.

The company said it is not aware of any accidents, injuries or fires related to this condition.

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