Ford will recall 875,000 F-Series trucks due to fire risks caused by heater cable issues.
According to reports, the recall will include F-150 models from 2015 through 2019, as well as F-250,350,450 and 550 trucks from 2017 through 2019. The company said water and contaminants can get into the heater cable and cause corrosion. This can cause electrical shorts and lead to fires.
The issues occur in the vehicles’ engine block heaters. These devices help start the engine and allow trucks to warm up more quickly in low temperature conditions. There have been no reports of fires yet in the United States, but three reported incidents were logged in Canada. The recall is expected to begin on Jan. 7.