Ford recalls 874,000 trucks due to fire risks

Published: Dec. 21, 2018 at 10:38 AM CST
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Ford Motor Company is recalling 874,000 pickup trucks in North America due to fire risks.

The second largest automaker says the issue involves an engine block heater cable.

The recall covers several years of F150 and Super Duty trucks including 2015 through 2019 Ford F150 Trucks, along with the 2017 through 2019 Ford F250 Super Duty, F350 Super Duty, F450 Super Duty and F550 Super Duty pickup trucks.

Ford says water and contaminants can get into the engine block heater cable's splice connector, causing corrosion, damage and potentially fire.

Ford says it is aware of reports of three fires in Canada linked to the issue, but so far no reports of accidents or injuries.

The recall covers 410,000 vehicles in the United States and about 464,000 in Canada.

Ford dealers will inspect the engine block heater cable and replace it if necessary.