Ford (NYSE: F) is recalling nearly 15,000, 2011 model crossovers to address potential electrical shorts that could lead to fires.

The carmaker is recalling 4,737 2011 F-150, F-250, F-350, F- 450, F-550, Edge, and Lincoln MKX vehicles after two unattended 2011 F-150 vehicles caught fire at the Dearborn Assembly Plant in recent weeks. 

The company said if an electrical short develops in the part, "an overheating condition may occur, which can result in an unattended vehicle fire."

Ford said it will send recall letters to vehicle owners the week of Jan.10. Consumers can contact local Ford or Lincoln/Mercury dealers or Ford's toll-free service at 866-436-7332 to determine whether their particular vehicle falls under the recall.

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