Ford is now recalling over 874,000 F-Series pickup trucks which have engine block heaters in North America due to the fire risks.
The recall includes a few F-150 models from the year 2015 to 2019, in addition to the F-250, 350, 450 and 550 from the year 2017 to 2019.
Ford told that water and contaminants may enter the heater cable and also cause corrosion, which in turn can cause electrical shorts as well as fires. An engine block heater actually helps the engine to start and makes sure that the vehicle warms up faster than it usually would otherwise in really cold weather.
The 2nd-largest automaker of the U.S. told that the risk of fire happens after the block heater cable is plugged into an electrical outlet.
There have been a total of 3 reports of fire in Canada, but none in the U.S till now. The recall is likely to start on January 7.
F-Series pickups are known to be the top-selling vehicle in the country.