The American automaker Ford has issued a recall of about 350,000 vehicles in the United States, including 39,000 SUVs that must be parked outside because the engine is at risk of catching fire, according to documents released Thursday by authorities.
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The manufacturer has initiated the recall of SUVs, Expedition and Navigator models manufactured between December 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021, after learning of 16 incidents, including one which resulted in an injury.
These vehicles may present a fire hazard under the hood, including when the vehicle is parked and stationary
," the group detailed in a separate statement.
He therefore recommends parking them outside, away from any structure.
Ford began investigating the incidents on March 24 but has yet to determine the cause.
The manufacturer has also issued a recall of 310,203 large pickups, models F-250, 350, 450 and 550, model year 2016, because the driver's airbag may not inflate during an accident.
Ford has finally announced the recall of 464 Mustang Mach-E electric SUVs, as road safety software may not detect unexpected accelerations, decelerations or movements, increasing the risk of an accident.