The Ford Motor Company is recalling 54,411 of its Lincoln MKX SUVs because an electrical short from one of the battery cables could cause a fire. That’s according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Only SUVs with the 3.7-liter V6 are affected.
What’s the problem?: The cable harness for the positive terminal of the battery may come into contact with the transmission shifter cable bracket. Per NHTSA, this could create a short that would increase the chance of a fire.
Vehicles involved: The recall is for 54,411 Lincoln SUVs:
- 2016-2017 Lincoln MKX SUVs built from November 12, 2014 through September 11, 2017
What’s the fix?: Dealers will install a wire channel shield and protective sleeve for the battery cable harness, free of charge.
What owners should do: You can find out whether the recall affects your vehicle by using Carfax’s recall check tool. Interim notices will be mailed to owners beginning December 2, 2019, although the remedy is not expected to be available until the first quarter of 2020. Owners will receive a second notice at that time.
If your vehicle is affected, you should check with your local dealer to see if they have received instructions on how to perform the repair and if they have the necessary parts. You can use this page to find the best local repair shops through Carfax.
If you want to talk to a representative from the Ford Motor Company directly, please call (866) 436-7332.
Ford campaign number: 19S41
NHTSA campaign number: 19V809
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