Ford Recalls 322,000 Cars Over Battery Fire Risk: Kfz-Betrieb

Ford is recalling about 322,000 cars whose batteries could catch fire due to acid leakage, trade publication kfz-betrieb reported on Monday, citing Germany’s KBA federal motor authority.

According to the report, the recall affects Mondeo, S-MAX and Galaxy vehicles made between Feb. 13, 2014 and Feb. 11, 2019, adding about 101,000 cars were affected in Germany.

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The Ford logo is pictured at the Ford Motor Co plant in Genk, Belgium on Dec. 17, 2014. (Francois Lenoir/Reuters)

Representatives for Ford and the KBA were not immediately available for comment.

SUV Recall

Ford said on Sept. 13 that it was recalling some 2017 Explorer SUVs after receiving reports of 31 people injuring their hands on sharp edges down the side of the front seat.

The company said owners could come in contact with the sharp edges when reaching between the power front seat and center console, which could result in injury.

This recall affects 311,907 vehicles in the United States and federal territories, 23,380 in Canada and 3,045 in Mexico, Ford said.

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Ford Explorers leave Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant in Chicago, Ill., on Oct. 18, 2017. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)