NHTSA Campaign Id 18V894000; Date: Dec. 18, 2018
when the heater is plugged in, prolonged corrosion could cause a resistive short, increasing the risk of overheated or melted wiring and a fire.
2015 Ford F-150; 2016 Ford F-150; 2017 Ford F-150; 2018 Ford F-150; 2019 Ford F-150; 2017 Ford F-250; 2018 Ford F-250; 2019 Ford F-250; 2017 Ford F-350; 2018 Ford F-350; 2019 Ford F-350; 2017 Ford F-450; 2018 Ford F-450; 2019 Ford F-450; 2017 Ford F-550; 2018 Ford F-550; 2019 Ford F-550
Manufactured by: Ford Motor Company
Affected Units:: 410,289
ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2015-2019 ford f-150 and 2017-2019 ford f-250 super duty, f-350 super duty, f-450 super duty, and f-550 super duty pick-up trucks equipped with an engine block heater. water and contaminants may get into the block heater cable's splice connector causing corrosion and damage.
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 7, 2019. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 18s45.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.Also see: