Ford Motor has announced a recall of 142,000 Lincoln MKC SUVs in the United States due to concerns over under hood fires. The automaker is advising owners to park their vehicles outdoors and away from structures as a precautionary measure while the investigation into the cause of the fires is conducted.
The recall affects Lincoln MKC SUVs from the 2015-2019 model years. Ford has identified the issue as originating near the 12-volt batteries in these vehicles. Since December, there have been a total of 19 reported incidents of under hood fires, with seven of them occurring while the vehicles were parked and turned off.
Despite these incidents, Ford has stated that there have been no reported physical injuries related to this condition. However, the company is taking proactive steps to address the issue and ensure the safety of its customers. The investigation will aim to determine the root cause of the fires and develop a solution to prevent future occurrences.
As a precautionary measure, Ford is advising affected Lincoln MKC owners to park their vehicles outdoors and away from structures until further notice. The company will work closely with its dealerships to inform customers about the recall and provide instructions on how to proceed.