Recall: Certain Ford Trucks With Engine Block Heater, Block Heater Cable Splice Connector May Corrode Leading To Fire

Last Updated on December 27, 2018 11:53 am

The Ford Motor Company is recalling over 410,00 trucks due to the possibility of corrosion that could lead to overheated or melted wiring and a fire.

The recall was announced on December 18, 2018 and involves 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, according to the announcement.

The potential number of vehicles impacted is 410,289. 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


FORD F-150 2015-2019
FORD F-250 2017-2019
FORD F-350 2017-2019
FORD F-450 2017-2019
FORD F-550 2017-2019

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