The recall affects F150s manufactured between 2015 and 2019, as well as Super Duty pickups made from 2017 and 2019, NHTSA said.
Ford will repair a defect that allows water and other contaminants to reach an engine block heater cable splice connector, which could cause the engine block heater to malfunction without impacting the performance of the truck itself.
“Dealers will inspect the engine block heater cable and replace it if it is damaged or corroded,” Ford said in the original recall notice. “If there are no signs of damage or corrosion, dealers will apply dielectric grease to the splice connector and reconnect. If a replacement cable is required but unavailable, the customer will receive an information sheet and will be notified via mail for a follow-up appointment once parts become available.”
The automaker said it has received at least 3 reports of fires associated with the problem, one of which caused minor property damage. The company said it has not been notified of any injuries related to the issue.
Source: FOX Business