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2015-2017 Ford Expedition Recalled Over Blower Motor Failure Issue

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2015-2017 Ford Expedition SUVs over a blower motor failure issue.

The defect: in affected vehicles, the front blower motor located behind the glove box may fail.

The hazards: a front blower motor failure can increase the risk of a vehicle interior fire.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries related to this condition, although one claim alleges injuries to a customer’s hand, including fingers.

Components: front blower motor.

Affected vehicles: select 2015-2017 Ford Expedition models built at the Kentucky Truck plant between January 16th, 2014, and June 30th, 2017.

Number of vehicles affected: 198,482. This figure also includes units of the Expedition’s platform mate and corporate sibling, the Lincoln Navigator – which is impacted by the same recall.

The fix: dealers will replace the front blower motor assembly, free of charge.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin on September 12th, 2022. The Ford reference number for this recall is 22S56.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 22S14
  • NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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  1. crabbymilton

    This is nothing new. I lost track of how many blower motors crapped out on my 1995 FORD E SERIES work van years ago. Some were better since I never had to replace one on my ’04 GRAND MARQUIS. Depends on suppliers I guess but it’s still no excuse.

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  3. Terry Michael Arthur

    I had to replace the blower motor wiring harness in my 2017 Exp 2 years ago myself and it has worked fine until recently it has started not working again. I could bump the harness and it would restart now it won’t stay on. Will this be covered under the Sept ’22 recall?

  4. Nita

    The recall says parts will be available first quarter of 2023 but now being told parts wont be in until july 2023. Is this correct? If its a fire hazard why is it taking so long for the replacement parts to get in? Major inconvenience for families with small children as there is no heat or AC when needed and also worried about the fire hazard of it.

  5. Jenny D.

    My 2017 Lincoln Nav blower started blowing at full-blast on its own while I was driving it in Dec 2022. I cannot turn it off or adjust the fan at all. It’s always at full-blast. Got distracted by the holidays, but re-focused in Feb 2023. I called & told Ford about it, they said to get it in for recall replacement immediately, so I scheduled as soon possible, March 8th, 2023. They had my car for 6 days, and did nothing…no recall remedy, no band-aid fix, not a thing. When I picked it up, my service advisor said he was hoping to get the parts by that Sat (only 3 days away), but it’d most likely be a few weeks. It’s now been 9 weeks without so much as a text. Just sent him a text yest to see if parts were avail yet, and he just replied with “No, but I’ll keep checking.” I have 4 kids in carseats, and spent $600 on a rental minivan in March when they did nothing. It’s been a royal pain, but I need my car fixed. A fire risk is just not an option, esp since Ford has indicated that I should receive priority since my blower motor is already malfunctioning. Is there a class-action suit being organized? I don’t need money; just my dang car fixed. Hoping to find an attorney who can send them a letter to get it done. If you know of someone who specializes in this kind of thing, please reply with contact info. TY!

    1. ADWK

      I had an uncannily similar experience with my 2017 Expedition. Heat started blowing full blast in December 22, couldn’t shut it off I would crack the windows and wait for it to turn off on its own. I also got distracted by holidays and winter temps. Then it started to rain and I could no longer drive with open windows and couldn’t breath it the oven like car. I scheduled service through Ford pass app and found out about the recall. The fire hazard is completely unacceptable. To make the situation even more grimy, my expedition had been at the dealership in November 2022 for brakes and shocks. The recall was issued in August of 2022 three months prior. NO ONE AT THE DEALERSHIP MENTIONED A WORD. So I drove around for 5 months with my kids in a car that they knew had the potential to catch fire and no one cared to let me know. Fast forward to March 2023, right before my service appointment date I began to smell burnt plastic and lost all power to the audio control and climate and navigation controls. The dealer did an interim repair on the blower motor since the actual part wasn’t available but said the damage to the ACM and FICM modules was not related to the recall and that I would have to pay out of pocket. After they found out I had a premium care extended warranty plan I was told that the FICM module that controls climate and all the Ford Sync options was rendered obsolete
      and was no longer being manufactured. After months of being given the run around and spending nearly 2K on rentals I was able to get the local dealership to find and install aftermarket parts . I wrote letters and spent an enormous amount of time on the phone and finally got barely a 3 start solution. I want them to be held accountable especially for not telling me about the recall sooner! Its infuriating to think of how many more families are driving around not knowing the safety risk.

  6. Heather Dupuis

    Has anyone has any updates on this problem with the blower motor? Mine in fact is not the actual blower motor at all, it’s actually the wiring under the glove box that gets super hot and loose. I have been battling with this since June 2022 having replaced the motor twice with the same problem reoccurring. Sometimes you can wiggle the wiring and the blower comes on but recently it’s not coming on at all. It’s over 90 degrees daily in South Louisiana and it sucks I cannot even use my car because my family will die in the heat! Ford needs to step up and fix the problem and in the very least offer some compensation for the inconvenience. Just curious is anyone else has been able to rectify their problem!

    1. ADWK

      so sorry to hear… the customer care at Ford is a sham… it goes very deep. they string you along hoping you get so annoyed that you give up. don’t give up. call and write as much as your schedule allows.

  7. Angie Carrier

    This is also an issue with the Ford Flex, my front blower motor started doing things on it’s own, blowing low speed, then high speed, now it doesn’t work at all. Apparently when you order the replacement part which is the resistor, it also comes with a new wiring harness because the connector shows places where it has melted. So Ford is apparently aware that the same issue is affecting other models but not including them in the recall. This just happened on my 2014 Ford Flex, checked for the replacement part on Amazon and it was showing out of stock. Of course in Missouri we’re currently under heat advisories with heat indexes the last 3 days of 105°, 108°, and currently at 105° as I’m writing this.


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