Welp, hope you didn’t get a new Ford F-150 for Christmas.
Ford just recalled almost a million F-150 and Super Duty trucks to fix an issue with the engine blocks.
According to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the recall includes trucks in the USA and Canada market, totaling more than 874,000 F-150 and Super Duty models. It involves 2015–2019 F-150 models and 2017–2019 Super Duty (F-250, F-350, F-450) and Chassis Cab (F-550) trucks.
The main issue lies in the engine block heating cable. Water and contaminants can get into the cable’s splice connector, corroding and damaging the cable over time, Ford said. The problem can cause the connector to short, making the heater inoperable and possibly tripping breakers or outlets while the vehicle is parked and the heater plugged in. So far, 3 incidents of fires have been reported.
I’m no expert, but that’s definitely not supposed to happen.