Ford recalls nearly 900,000 F-150 pickups after fires

By John Mac, December 24, 2018

Ford Motor is remembering nearly 900,000 of its F-150 and Super Duty trucks at the united states to displace an engine block heater cable due to the risk of passion, the auto maker said Friday.
Truck proprietors use the heater cable to warm their engines in order that they’ll start more efficiently in cold weather. The cable is really a cable dangling from the vehicle that’s normally attached into an extension cable plugged to a garage or home.

Contaminants and water can put in the cable’s splice connector, corroding and detrimental that the cable as time passes, Ford said. The problem can cause the connector to short, making the ducts inoperable and possibly tripping clogs or outlets while the vehicle is left along with the valve plugged.
“The risk of safety only exists while the automobile is parked and the block valve cable is plugged into an electric outlet,” Ford said in an announcement.

Ford has gotten reports of three fires related to the cable splice connector, with once incident causing minor damage. The company said it’s oblivious of this problem causing any accidents or injuries.

The recall includes greater than 410,000 motor automobiles sold from the U.S. and almost 464,000 in Canada. Affected models include:
– 2017 19 Super Duty vehicles built at Ford’s Ohio assembly plant between Feb. 5, 20-16, and Nov. 17, 2018, also now at its Kentucky truck plant between Oct. 8, 2015, also Nov. 17, 2018.

Ford at September recalled roughly 2 million F-150s to correct a seatbelt defect that could create the motor vehicle to capture on flame.