Massive Ford Truck Recall

Ford F-150 2018

CBJ — Almost 900,000 Ford pickup trucks have been placed on recall notice in North America on word a malfunction with the engine block heaters could result in fire.

The recall covers some 2015-2019 Ford F-150 trucks, along with the 2017-2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty, F-350 Super Duty, F-450 Super Duty, and F-550 Super Duty pickup trucks.

According to the automaker, water and contaminants may get into the block heater cable’s splice connector, causing corrosion and damage and potentially a fire. Ford told U.S. regulators it is aware of reports of three fires here in Canada linked to the issue, but unaware of any reports of accidents or injuries.

The recall covers 410,000 vehicles in the United States and about 464,000 in Canada for an unoffical total of 874,000.

Ford dealers will inspect and seal the block heater cable, or replace it if necessary.

The recall will begin early next month.

@CanBizJournal

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