Detroit Evening Report, September 1, 2022: Ford recalls nearly 200K SUVs due to fire risk

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A Ford logo is seen on signage at Country Ford in Graham, North Carolina, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Ford Motor Co. is cutting about 3,000 white-collar workers as it moves reduce costs and make the transition from internal combustion to electric vehicles, leaders of the Dearborn automaker announced Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, in a companywide email.

Ford is recalling nearly 200,000 SUVs because the heating and cooling fan motors can catch fire.

The recall covers Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators from the 2015 to 2017 model years. The Dearborn-based automaker says in government documents that there are reports of 25 fires caused by the motors.

Dealers will replace the front blower motor assembly at no cost to consumers. Owners will be notified starting September 12.

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  • Wayne State offering mental health services, training and resources to first responders
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  • Detroit Documenters offers training to improve note-taking skills at public meetings

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  • Nargis Hakim Rahman is the Civic Reporter at 101.9 WDET. Rahman graduated from Wayne State University, where she was a part of the Journalism Institute of Media Diversity.