Approximately 54,400 model-year 2016-17 Lincoln MKX SUVs equipped with 3.7-liter engines are being recalled because a battery cable may come in contact with a bracket for the transmission shifter cable. This contact could eventually wear away the insulation of the battery cable, resulting in an electrical short circuit which increases the risk of overheating, the wiring melting or a fire.
Ford did not immediately announce an owner notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 800-392-3673 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will remove parts of the tray that holds the battery in place and install a shield for wires and a protective sleeve on the battery cable.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.