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Ford Announces Fix for Recalled Expedition and Navigator SUVs

Back in May, Ford announced a recall of about 39,000 2021 model-year Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs to fix a problem under the hood that could lead to a fire.

At that time, 16 complaints were received, 14 of which involved rental fleet models. Owners were advised to park the models outside until the problem was resolved.

Over the next few weeks, five more fires were reported, four of which involved rental vehicles. One person suffered burns. It was no longer a question of a few isolated incidents.

The good news is that the company has found a fix for the problem. At the same time, it has increased the number of vehicles falling under the recall, from 39,013 to 66,221 units. The affected models were built between July 27, 2020 and August 31, 2021.

The source of the problem, according to Ford, is a circuit board provided by a supplier that changed manufacturing locations during the pandemic. The automaker’s statement mentions that “circuit boards produced at this facility are uniquely susceptible to a high-current short.”

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