Ford recalls trucks for defective engine-block heater

Ford logo in their auto plant

Yet another recall over same issue.

Ford is recalling over 130,000 pickup trucks to fix components that could have been broken after another recent recall. The earlier recall was supposed to fix a problem with the truck’s engine-block heater.

In December 2018, Ford recalled 410,289 full-sized pickup trucks in the U.S. due to a risk of fire from the engine-block heater. Water and contaminants could enter into the block heater cable’s connector and result in corrosion, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Ford states that any pickups that were checked in that previous recall could have had new damage done to the block heater cable connectors. The new damage could result in problems, all the way up to a threat for fire.

“A safety risk only exists while the vehicle is parked and the block heater cable is plugged into an electrical outlet,” a statement from Ford noted. Owners should not utilize the engine-block heater cable.

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