Ford is recalling roughly 29,344 model-year 2021 E-Sequence automobiles within the U.S. as a result of potential mispositioned insulation on the underside of the engine cowl that would trigger excessive warmth from the engine compartment, which can burn car passengers, in response to Ford.
This security recall is for choose E-Sequence automobiles for 7.3-liter engine cowl thermal administration during which mispositioned insulation might not totally lengthen to the car’s perimeter, and will create elevated temperatures on the passenger compartment floor of the engine cowl, the automaker mentioned. Direct and steady contact with sure areas of the floor of the engine cowl within the passenger compartment might trigger burns to the pores and skin of the motive force or entrance passenger.
Beneath sure situations, engine cowl floor temperatures can additional enhance in automobiles modified with Stationary Elevated Idle Management or Battery Cost Shield, in response to Ford.
Affected automobiles had been constructed at Ohio Meeting Plant from Might 11, 2019 – Nov. 13, 2020. Ford isn’t conscious of any accidents or accidents associated to this situation
Sellers will examine the engine cowl for gaps between the rubber seal and the insulation. If wanted, the vendor will set up engine cowl insulation patches in the suitable and left interior decrease corners of the engine cowl, Ford mentioned. The vendor may also replace the powertrain calibration for warmth administration underneath sure elevated idle situations. The Ford reference quantity for this recall is 20S73.