A recall has been issued for 142,734 Lincoln vehicles over the risk of a fire, with owners of the vehicles being advised to park their vehicles outside away from structures until they can be fixed, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The recall applies to 2015-2019 Lincoln MKC vehicles, which have a battery monitor sensor that has been shown to short-circuit and ignite a fire in the engine. This can happen whether the vehicle is driving or parked and shut off.
According to the automaker, they have received 19 reports of underhood fires that are potentially related to the battery monitor sensor issue. There have been 11 instances of the event happening in the United States, seven in China, and one in Canada, as of May 15.
Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by the manufacturer this month, telling them to park their vehicles outside, away from other vehicles and structures, until it can be taken to a Lincoln dealer to have an in-line fuse added to the battery monitor sensor power circuit.