Ford’s two recalls affected nearly 500,000 vehicles

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Ford Motor Company issued two separate recall notices this week affecting nearly half a million vehicles, including cars, trucks and SUVs spanning multiple model years.

Wednesday, the auto giant sent an alert recalling certain F-250, F-350 and F-450 pickups and Lincoln Continental cars, all from 2017 to 2020 to the tune of 277,000 vehicles, as the target of the rear view camera on covered models may become cloudy and interfere with driver visibility.

A 2017 Ford F-250 is displayed at the 109th Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago on February 9, 2017. Ford is recalling certain trucks and cars from model years 2017 through 2020. (Raymond Boyd/Getty Images/Getty Images)

The company says the vehicles in the first recall are all equipped with 360-degree camera systems.

Ford recalled another 200,000 vehicles on Thursday, reporting a problem with large SUVs catching fire.

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The second recall concerns Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators of model years 2015 to 2017 after the company said in government documents that it had received 25 reports of fires caused by heating and cooling fan motors in the vehicles. faulty and causing a fire.

A 2017 Lincoln Navigator SUV is seen during the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 9, 2017. (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images/Getty Images)

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The company said in documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that 13 of the fires were confined to the fan motor area behind the glove box, while another dozen caused widespread damage to SUVs. Three other fires spread and damaged structures, and one damaged other vehicles.

Ford has issued recalls for nearly 500,000 vehicles this week. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File/Associated Press)

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Ford said all customer fire reports indicated the vehicles were rolling when they caught fire, and one person reported hand and finger injuries.

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Dealers will replace the cameras and fan motors under the respective recalls at no cost to owners, who will begin receiving mail notices with details from September 12.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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