Park outside: Lincoln MKC vehicles recalled due to fire risk

Owners asked to take SUVs to dealer

ORLANDO, Fla. – Lincoln has recalled 142,734 of its 2015-2019 MKC vehicle models due to a fire risk, urging owners to park outside and away from structures.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the battery monitor sensor in the SUVs could short-circuit and overheat, sparking a fire in the engine compartment while parked or driving.

As of May 15, the car company said there have been 19 potential reports of under-hood fires, including 11 in the U.S., seven in China and one in Canada.

Lincoln said the risk of fire exists even when the car is turned off.

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The company is notifying affected owners, who are instructed to take their vehicle to a Lincoln dealer to have an in-line fuse added to the battery monitor sensor power circuit.

Vehicle owners can visit or call NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 and enter their 17-digit identification number to see if their vehicle has been recalled.

NHTSA also encourages everyone to download its SaferCar app to stay informed on all the current recalls.

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