Ford Australia has recalled the 2014-2019 Mondeo, over concerns about the battery.
According to the company, battery acid could leak around the negative battery terminal.
If copper sulphate accumulates over time, there's a chance a "low-resistance conductive layer" could form under the battery monitoring sensor, which could make the surrounding area ignite – even if the car is parked.
There's a risk of injury to anyone around the car if it catches fire.
A total of 7828 cars are included in the recall – a VIN list is attached here.
Ford will contact owners of the affected vehicles and advise them to organise a free fix with their nearest dealer.