Ford has issued a recall affecting over 900,000 units of its popular Ford F-150 pickup truck over block heater heater concerns which could lead to a fire.
Early reports indicate that roughly 463,000 F-150 models affected by the recall are located in Canada. The recall covers F-150s from 2015 to 2019 while 2017 and 2019 F-250 and F-350 models are also included.
Water leaking into the block heater’s components can cause corrosion and ultimately lead to electrical shorts which could then start a fire. So far, three reports of F-150 fires have surfaced in Canada and none in the United States. No injuries were reported.
The recall will begin on January 7th. Dealers will have to inspect cables and seal them as needed, or simply replace the block heater.