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Nearly half a million vehicles affected by two Ford recalls

The Ford Motor Company issued two separate recall notices this week affecting nearly half a million vehicles., Includes cars, trucks and SUVs across several model years.

on wednesday, The automotive giant has sent alerts that recall certain F-250, F-350, and F-450 pickups and Lincoln Continental vehicles. All this was tuning his 277,000 vehicles from 2017 to 2020. This is because the rear-view camera lens on the affected models may fog up. Obstruct the driver’s view.

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The 2017 Ford F-250 on display at the 109th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago on February 9, 2017. (Raymond Boyd/Getty Images/Getty Images)

According to the company, all of the vehicles in the initial recall are equipped with 360-degree camera systems.

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

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The second recall concerns 2015-2017 Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators, in which the company documents to the government that the fire started when the vehicle’s heating and cooling fan motors failed and burst into flames. after stating that there were 25 reports of

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The 2017 Lincoln Navigator SUV as seen at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 9, 2017. (AFP/Getty Images via Saul Loeb/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 blower motor area behind the glove box and another 12 caused extensive damage to the SUV. Another three fires spread and damaged structures, and one damaged other vehicles.

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Ford announced a recall of nearly half a million vehicles this week. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File/Associated Press)

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Ford said all of the fire reports from customers indicated the vehicle was running when the fire broke out, with one person reporting hand and finger injuries.

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The dealer will replace the camera and blower motor free of charge to the owner based on each recall. Owners will receive a detailed notice in the mail beginning September 12th.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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