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2015-2017 Lincoln Navigator Recalled Over Blower Motor Failure

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

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

The hazards: if a front blower motor failure occurs, it could increase the risk of a fire inside the vehicle.

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 Lincoln Navigator models that were built at the Ford Kentucky Truck plant between January 16th, 2014, and June 30th, 2017.

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

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

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


  • Lincoln Customer Service: 1-800-521-4140
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 22S14
  • NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. Lee Clark

    Why do Ford products seem to be recalled so frequently? Are they recalled more often than other car manufacturers products?

    1. The Gentle Grizzly

      Because they take cost control to such an extent that they fit trashy parts that fail. Rather than a blower motor that costs X and lasts the expected life of the car, they by one for X less 25%, and end up replacing hundreds of thousands of them, saving… nothing.

      Blower motors, cruise control wiring harnesses, roller lifters, and before LEDs came in, cheap-junk incandescent lamps (“bulbs”)… you name it.


    Second recall on these overpriced vehicles, only 801 Navigators were sold in Aug 2022, Recall Motors had no intentions of relinquishing its title as the industry leader in recalls.

  3. Susan Harmsen

    I wish you would make a regular car instead of all the SUV’s. I have a problem getting my legs up and in the SUV’s. I do have a Lincoln Navagtor now and it is getting to the point I don’t go much because it’ s hard to get in.


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