Automaker Ford will recall 39,000 SUVs due to a defect that increases the risk of flash fires.
The company said in a statement.
It was noted that the company received 16 complaints about vehicle fires. Currently, Ford urges cars to park outdoors and away from buildings until the issue is resolved.
The automaker said that ignition in the engine can occur when the vehicle is in motion, when parked, or even when the vehicle is not running. The company still does not know how to fix this problem. While no one was injured in the fires, most of the burned cars belonged to rental services.
The recall will apply to 2021 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator models. Ford has also recalled 310,000 Super Duty F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 trucks due to a malfunctioning airbag issue.
Ford has recalled more cars this year than any other automaker. The company announced 30 vehicle recalls affecting 3.5 million vehicles.