Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2015-2019 Lincoln MKC crossovers over a fire risk concern. Ford Authority originally reported on this matter yesterday, but now, an official recall has been issued by the NHTSA.
The defect: in affected vehicles, the battery monitor sensor may short-circuit and overheat, causing a fire in the engine compartment while parked or driving.
The hazards: an engine compartment fire while parked or driving can increase the risk of injury.
Ford is currently aware of is aware of 19 instances of underhood fires that may have been caused by this issue.
Components: battery monitor sensor
Affected vehicles: select 2015-2019 Lincoln MKC models produced between August 20th, 2013, and August 2nd, 2019.
Number of vehicles affected: 142,734
The fix: dealers will add an in-line fuse to the battery monitor sensor power circuit, free of charge.
Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin on June 26th, 2023. The Ford reference number for this recall is 23S28.
- Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- FoMoCo Recall Number: 23S28
- NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.nhtsa.gov
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