DETROIT (Michigan News Source) – Ford says the owners of more than 140,000 SUVs should park them outside because they can catch fire even when the engines are turned off.
The company is recalling certain Lincoln MKC SUVs from the 2015 to 2019 model years. Ford says a short-circuit can develop in the 12-volt battery monitor sensor. It can overheat and cause an engine compartment fire while parked or in motion.
Owners are urged to park away from structures until the recall repair is made.
Ford says in documents posted Friday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it has 19 reports of fires that may be related to the problem in the U.S., China and Canada. The company said it’s not aware of any injuries.
Dealers will add a fuse to the battery monitor sensor power circuit. Owners will be notified by letter starting June 26.