Lincoln has recently announced a significant safety recall affecting over 142,000 MKC SUVs spanning model years 2015 through 2019, following reports of 19 vehicles catching fire while parked or in motion.

Owners of these vehicles are advised to park them outdoors, away from structures, until they can undergo a necessary recall repair at a Ford or Lincoln dealership.

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    What causes the Lincoln MKC fire hazard?

    The underlying issue centers on a compromised battery sensor that poses a critical risk of short-circuiting, potentially leading to the ignition of a fire beneath the vehicle’s hood, whether it’s in a stationary position or actively being driven. Lincoln’s proposed fix involves adding a specialized fuse to the battery sensor circuit board, at no additional cost to drivers.

    The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) campaign number for this recall is 23V378, and Lincoln’s corresponding number is 23S28. For a status update on your vehicle, visit NHTSA’s website to check for any open recalls that require attention. Simply input your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN).

    Which Lincoln vehicles are affected?

    The following Lincoln MKC vehicles may be prone to catching on fire:

    • 2015 Lincoln MKC
    • 2016 Lincoln MKC
    • 2017 Lincoln MKC
    • 2018 Lincoln MKC
    • 2019 Lincoln MKC

    The Lincoln MKC vehicles included in the recall were manufactured between August 20, 2013, and August 2, 2019. In 2020, Lincoln discontinued the Lincoln MKC crossover SUV and replaced it with a new crossover SUV- the 2020 Lincoln Corsair.

    Is there a Lincoln Corsair Fire Recall?’

    Yes, Ford is currently recalling an additional 125,322 vehicles, including model year 2020-2023 Ford Escape, 2022-2023 Ford Maverick, and 2021-2023 Lincoln Corsair, due to engine failure risks leading to potential fires. If drivers experience unusual engine noises, power loss, or smoke, Ford advises them to safely park and turn off the engine.

    The Lincoln Corsair fire recall concerns 2.5-liter HEV/PHEV engines prone to premature failure, releasing oil/fuel vapor near ignition sources, potentially causing fires or component damage.

    Affected vehicles consist of 86,656 Escapes, 35,501 Mavericks, and 3,165 Corsairs. Ford says that they will have a remedy available later this year, in 2023. Vehicle owners can check if their Ford or Lincoln vehicle is included through or by calling 888-327-4236.

    Are there any reports of Lincoln MKC vehicles catching fire?

    Yes, this recall comes following a recent investigation by NHTSA into 18 reported incidents tied to the fire hazard issue. These incidents span across Lincoln MKC vehicles manufactured between the years 2015 and 2017. According to NHTSA, these events did not result in accidents or injuries.

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    How should I proceed if I am included in the Lincoln MKC fire recall?

    If you find yourself among the individuals affected by the Lincoln MKC fire recall, it’s crucial to take specific steps to ensure your safety and the integrity of your vehicle. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to proceed:

    • Contact Your Local Dealer: The first step is to get in touch with your nearest Lincoln dealership. They will have the most up-to-date information regarding the recall and can guide you through the process. Provide them with your vehicle’s identification number (VIN) to verify if your vehicle falls under the recall.
    • Schedule an Appointment: Once confirmed, schedule an appointment with the dealership’s service department. Due to the scope of the recall, they might be managing a high volume of appointments, so it’s wise to book as soon as possible to ensure timely service.
    • Arrive Prepared: On the day of your appointment, bring your vehicle, all relevant paperwork (such as the recall notice, proof of ownership, and driver’s license), and any questions you might have about the recall or the service process.
    • Service Completion: During your dealership visit, the authorized technicians will install an inline fuse to the battery monitor sensor’s circuit. This enhancement is designed to mitigate the risk of short circuits and potential fires.
    • Stay Updated: Keep communication open with the dealership. They might provide you with additional information, updates, or advice on maintenance related to your vehicle.
    • Follow Safety Recommendations: While waiting for your appointment or after the service is complete, consider parking your vehicle outdoors, away from flammable materials, as a safety precaution.

    Your safety is the top priority. By following these steps and cooperating with the dealership, you’re taking responsible measures to address the recall and keep your vehicle secure on the road.

    What can I do if my Lincoln MKC experiences repeated issues?

    If your Lincoln MKC encounters repeated issues, including the concerning potential for fire, or any other issues, you should take immediate action. In the unfortunate event that your SUV catches on fire, your safety is paramount.

    First and foremost, ensure the safety of yourself and any passengers by promptly exiting the vehicle and moving to a safe distance. Then, contact emergency services to report the fire and seek assistance. Once the situation is under control, you may consider looking into legal action.

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