Safety Recall 18S45 – Engine Block Heater Wire Assembly – Water Intrusion/Corrosion – 2015-2019 Ford Trucks

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V894
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Components ENGINE
Potential Number of Units Affected 410,289

 

Block Heater Cable Splice Connector May Corrode

When the heater is plugged in, prolonged corrosion could cause a resistive short, increasing the risk of overheated or melted wiring and a fire.

 

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling 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.

 

Remedy

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.

 

Notes

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 www.safercar.gov.

 

Check if you Vehicle has a Recall


Ford Media Center – FORD MOTOR COMPANY ISSUES SAFETY RECALL FOR SELECT FORD F-150, SUPER DUTY TRUCKS TO REPLACE ENGINE BLOCK HEATER CABLE

Dec. 21, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RMISC-18V894-2524.pdf

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Chronology of Defect / Noncompliance Determination for Ford Motor Company Recall #18S45

12/18/2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RMISC-18V894-4525.pdf

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Recall Acknowledgement

December 20, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCAK-18V894-4901.pdf

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Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=18V894&docType=RCL


 

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