Ford recalls more than 39,000 SUVs due to fire risk

Ford Motor Co F said Thursday it is recalling 39,013 Expedition and Navigator sports vehicles in the U.S. built between December 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021 due to potential fire risks under the hood.

What happened: The Dearborn, Michigan-based company has asked owners to park their vehicles outside in open areas and away from buildings while the automaker investigates the issue.

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Ford said it has responded to 16 incidents so far and began investigating the matter on March 24, including one injury.

“It is believed that the incidents originated in the rear of the engine compartment near the passenger side of the vehicle … and may pose a risk of fire under the hood even when the vehicle is parked and turned off,” Ford said.

Incident break-up: The automaker said 14 incidents involved vehicles owned by rental companies and two were vehicles owned by private customers. Of the 16 incidents, 12 reportedly occurred while the vehicle was parked and turned off, one reportedly while the vehicle was parked and turned on, and three reportedly while the vehicle was in motion.

Ford said no incidents were reported with vehicles built before or after these dates.

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Price action: Ford closed 0.55% higher at $12.85 on Thursday.

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