Vehicles Affected: Approximately 90 model-year 2018 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX SUVs and model-year 2019 Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT SUVs
The Problem: If the nut used to fasten the power supply cable to the starter motor or alternator is not fully tightened or is cross-threaded, the interface may not provide a secure connection, increasing the potential for an electrical surge and a fire.
Ford said it is not aware of any fires, accidents or injuries related to this condition.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect the alternator and starter-motor power supply cable nuts and studs for cross-threading or damage as well as verify that the nuts are properly torqued using a torque wrench. The repair will be done for free.
What Owners Should Do: Lincoln automaker Ford did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 866-436-7332, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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