Ford is Recalling Certain Vehicles Due to Damage to Block Heater Cable May Cause Fire

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V098000
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Potential Number of Units Affected 13,854
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2015-2016 F-150 pick-up trucks equipped with 3.5L GTDI engines and block immersion heaters that were potentially relocated from their originally installed location. The incorrect location could put the heater too close to hot engine components, possibly resulting in a damaged cable.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the block heater's location and its cable, replacing components as necessary, free of charge. If the replacement parts are not available, dealers will disable the existing block heater cable from being used until parts become available. The recall is expected to begin April 6, 2020. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S08.
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