Monday, July 22

Ford Recalls about 900,000 F-150 Pickups After Fires

Ford Motor is reviewing about 900,000 of its F-150 and Super Duty trucks in North America to supplant an engine block heater cable because of the danger of fire, the automaker said Friday.

Truck proprietors utilize the heater cable to warm their motors so they’ll begin all the more productively in chilly climate. The cable is a cord swinging from the vehicle that is typically appended to an electrical string connected to a carport or home.

Water and contaminants can get into the cable’s join connector, consuming and harming the cable after some time, Ford said. The issue can make the connector short, making the warmer inoperable and perhaps stumbling breakers or outlets while the vehicle is left and the radiator connected.

“The hazard to security just exists while the vehicle is parked and the block heatercable is connected to an electrical outlet,” Ford said in an announcement.

Ford has gotten reports of three fires identified with the cable join connector, with once occurrence causing minor harm. The organization said it’s ignorant of the issue bringing about any mishaps or wounds.

The review includes in excess of 410,000 vehicles sold in the U.S. what’s more, about 464,000 in Canada. Influenced models include:

  • 2015-19 F-150 vehicles worked at Ford’s Dearborn, Michigan, truck plant between March 18, 2014, and Nov. 17, 2018, and at its Kansas City plant between Aug. 21, 2014, and Nov. 17, 2018.
  • 2017-19 Super Duty vehicles worked at Ford’s Ohio get together plant between Feb. 5, 2016, and Nov. 17, 2018, and at its Kentucky truck plant between Oct. 8, 2015, and Nov. 17, 2018.

Ford in September reviewed around 2 million F-150s to settle a safety belt imperfection that could make the vehicle burst into fires.

Disclaimer: The views, suggestions, and opinions expressed here are the sole responsibility of the experts. No A News Week journalist was involved in the writing and production of this article.