• We are currently looking for experienced automotive journalists and editors to join our team.  Make $60k-$80k per year doing what you love. We are also looking for an experienced forum moderator to join our team. See details here. ×

Ford Motor Company Recalls Nearly 1 Million Ford F-Series Trucks

Sponsored Links

Ford Motor Company is recalling 874,082 F-150 and Super Duty trucks due to an engine block heater cable that has created a fire concern.

The recall applies to Ford F-150 and F-Series Super Duty trucks in North America, where an engine block heater is used by truck owners to help keep engines warm and start more efficiently on cold winter days. The cable hangs off of the truck and is often attached to an extension cord plugged into a house or garage.

The defect: water and other contaminants may enter the block heater cable’s splice connector causing corrosion and damage. When the heater is plugged in, prolonged corrosion can cause a resistive short and increase the risk of overheating, melting wires, and potential fire.

Sponsored Links

The hazards: overheating, melting wires, and potential fire.

Components: engine block heater cable.

Sponsored Links

Affected vehicles:

  • 2015-2019 Ford F-150 equipped with engine block heater
  • 2017-2019 Ford F-Series Super Duty equipped with engine block heater, including:
    • 2017-2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    • 2017-2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty
    • 2017-2019 Ford F-450 Super Duty
    • 2017-2019 Ford F-550 Super Duty

Number of vehicles affected: a total of 874,082 units across North America, including 410,289 in the United States.

The fix: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and seal the block heater cable, or replace it, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 7th, 2019.

Sponsored Links

Owners should: Ford F-Series owners who wish to know if their vehicle is included in this Ford recall can visit owner.ford.com and click on Safety Recalls at the bottom of the page. There, customers can enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open safety, compliance or emissions recalls, as well as customer satisfaction programs.

Contacts:

  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 18S45
  • NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
  • NHTSA Recall Number: 18V894000

Sponsored Links

Subscribe to Ford Authority
For around-the-clock Ford news coverage


We'll send you one email per day with the latest Ford updates.

It's totally free.

  • Want to see your Ford vehicle or build featured on Ford Authority? We welcome your submissions. See here for details. ×

Written by Austin Rexinger

Austin is an automotive enthusiast from Buffalo, NY with a passion for speed. When Austin isn't writing about the auto industry you can find him racing go-karts, competing in time attack events, or autocrossing his 2017 Toyota 86—with a manual transmission, of course!

Sponsored Links

2 Comments

Leave a Reply
  1. Looks this multi-recalled product is a piece of junk. How many of these recalled products will get repaired? who knows? used truck buyers beware. Also their bottom line will take a hit.

  2. you are actually a good webmaster. The website loading velocity is amazing. It seems that you are doing any distinctive trick. In addition, The contents are masterpiece. you’ve done a excellent process on this subject!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Delivering A Christmas Tree With A 900 HP Pro 4 Truck

How A Failed Mid-Engine Dodge Viper Eventually Became The Ford GT