(KSTU) – Ford Motor Company recalled 410,289 pickup trucks due to a block heating problem could cause a fire.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the trucks involved in the 2015-2019 F-150, 2017-2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty, F-350 Super Duty, F-450 Super were safe The trucks of Duty and F -550 Super Duty, which are equipped with an engine block heater.
"Water and contaminants can enter the splice connector of the block heater cable and cause corrosion and damage," said the NHTSA. The corrosion could result in a resistive short circuit resulting in an increased risk of overheated or molten cables and fires.
The NHTSA said that Ford would notify the owners and the dealers "would inspect and seal the block heater cable or replace it, free of charge.
Ford is expected to call back on January 7, 2019, NHTSA said.
Owners with questions can contact Ford Customer Support at 1-866-436-7332 and reference number 18S45.
More information about the recall can be found here.