Ford, the parent company of Lincoln, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are warning owners of approximately 143,000 Lincoln MKC compact SUVs to park them outside and away from buildings and other vehicles amid danger they could ignite. It catches fire, even when the car is not in motion.
The problem stems from the battery monitoring sensor which may be damaged due to its location in the vehicle when servicing the battery or the electrical components around it. The damage can cause a short circuit, since there is no fuse in the circuit, which can lead to overheating and fire.
It is noteworthy that the cars in question are the 2015 through 2019 Lincoln MKC SUV. Ford has counted a total of 19 “possibly related” fires in MKC vehicles, most of them in North America, NHTSA reports.
However, the company is not aware of any physical injuries related to the fires, according to what was reported by “CNN”.
Owners will be advised by mail to park their cars outside and away from other vehicles. Owners are also advised to take their vehicles to a Lincoln dealer to have a fuse installed at no cost to the owner