PhotoFord Motor Company is recalling 1,543 model year 2015-2016 Lincoln MKCs manufactured November 25, 2013, to January 25, 2016, and 2016 Ford Explorers manufactured October 20, 2014, to January 28, 2016.


The vehicles are equipped with 2.3L GTDI engines and engine block heaters and the block heaters have elements that may overheat while plugged in, increasing the risk of a fire.


What to do


Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine block heater, free of charge. Dealers will also inspect and replace the electrical cord, as necessary. The engine block heaters should not be used until the vehicle has been remedied. The recall is expected to begin May 16, 2016.


Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S14.  


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