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142,500 Lincoln MKC SUVs Recalled for Fire Risk

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An issue that could lead to a fire has prompted Ford’s luxury brand Lincoln to recall some 142,500 of its MKC SUVs.

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Affected vehicles include model-year 2015-19 MKCs. The issue is with the battery monitor sensor, which may become damaged during service, short-circuit and cause surrounding materials to overheat. This increases the risk of a fire in the engine compartment while driving or parked and off.

At this time, parent automaker Ford has been made aware of 19 under-hood fire reports that may be linked to the issue. The company did note that there haven’t been any related accidents or injuries, and Ford hasn’t advised owners to stop driving the vehicles.

To resolve the issue, dealers will add an inline fuse to the battery monitor sensor power circuit for free. Until the fix is performed, however, owners are advised to park outside and away from structures. Ford will begin notifying owners June 26, but those with further questions can contact the automaker at 866-436-7332 (Ford’s number for this recall is 23S28), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

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