There is no peace for Ford this year. In fact, the invitation to buy two popular cars of the American brand began, grappling with important problems.
2022 for the auto market is not very positive yet. Sales are struggling to return to pre-pandemic levels, but in return the “green” revolution continues, with electric power now replacing heat engines, with all car manufacturers strongly committed to investing in this technology and offering many electric-only models. But 2022 is proving to be particularly disastrous for a historic brand it has seen since January A series of recalls of his cars with a series of problems that he doesn’t seem to want to end. Let’s talk about strongholdwhich in these hours just launched a new message targeting the American market.
The American brand has always been one of the hottest and most prolific brands on the market. even auctions, With many of his famous models, which made history, which were sold at crazy prices. It has been extraordinary years but it has also seen difficulties, especially the last ones due to the international crisis. But the current case is one of the most complex, precisely because of the series of repeated invocations that occur to its models.
Ford, here are the models targeted for the recall
This time, 198,000 cars were forced to recall the car manufacturer due to problems. These are SUVs Ford Expedition And the Lincoln NavigatorEspecially those produced from 2015 to 2017. What is the reason? there A faulty component in the heating and cooling system the company says could catch fire. And to confirm this, there are 25 suspected fires that have occurred in recent months on these cars.
In particular, it turned out that some customers noticed that before the fires the fan stopped working and that they noticed a burning smell, as well as smoke spreading from the vents. Ford explained that the problem is with a part called the fan motor, which powers a fan that circulates air throughout the vehicle’s cabin. This is located primarily under the dashboard and behind the glove box. In fact, the automaker has not yet determined what caused these fan motors to catch fire, but the message has been delivered to National Highway Safety Administration It was clear: it would replace the fan motors for free, with updated and more efficient versions.
In documents submitted to the NHTSA, Ford asserted that it was aware of only 25 fire cases at present but decided to intervene. Of those, there are 12 reports of serious vehicle damage, as well as a person being hit in the hand. However, all the episodes that occurred during the operation of the car. However, the American brand also wanted to emphasize this The recall of these two cars has nothing to do with what happened recently with these two models that were produced last year.
So far, Ford in 2022 is the leader in the brands that recalled most of the cars due to technical problems. talking about at least 7.4 million carsan astonishing number justified by the fact that the recalled models are among the best-selling models of all time: among the last to end up in the viewfinder Mustang Mac EOne of the most successful electric vehicles in the United States and abroad.
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