2015-2019 Ford Pickup Trucks: Recall Alert

2018 Ford F-250

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 410,000 model-year 2015-19 Ford F-150 pickup trucks built at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan between March 18, 2014, and Nov. 17, 2018, and the Kansas City Assembly Plant in Missouri between Aug. 21, 2014, and Nov. 17, 2018; model-year 2017-19 Ford Super Duty trucks built at the Ohio Assembly Plant between Feb. 5, 2016, and Nov. 17, 2018, and the Kentucky Truck Plant between Oct. 8, 2015, and Nov. 17, 2018; all affected vehicles are equipped with engine block heaters

The Problem: Water and contaminants can intrude into the block heater cable's splice connector resulting in corrosion and damage to the cable over time. Prolonged corrosion in the connector can cause a short, make the engine block heater inoperable and/or trip household breakers or GFCI-equipped outlets while the vehicle is parked and the block heater plugged in. The risk to safety only exists while the vehicle is parked and the block heater cable is plugged into an electrical outlet.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect the engine block heater cable and replace it if it is damaged or corroded. If there are no signs of damage or corrosion, dealers will apply dielectric grease to keep water out of the splice connector and reconnect.

What Owners Should Do: Ford did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the manufacturer at 866-436-7332, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more. If a replacement cable is required but unavailable at your local dealership, customers will receive an information sheet and will be notified via mail for a follow-up appointment once the parts become available.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check other recalls, and to schedule a free repair at your local dealership, click here for the Ford F-150 and click here for the Ford Super Duty.

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Comments

Oh boy!! Here we go

You can tell tntoline has a Masters degree by his intelligent posts.
(Said with much sarcasm)

You can tell tntoline has a Masters degree by his intelligent posts.
(Said with much sarcasm)


Posted by: Just the truth | Dec 21, 2018 12:28:15 PM

He has a masters degree? Oh yea, in masterbation, ahahahahah the trvll of trvll has arrived.

To be clear I do not believe he is old enough to have a masters degree.

Good thing 120 volt outlets have breakers or there would be more of Fords famous "FIRES"

@Angelo

Here's another reason to be glad you can't park a fullsize in your Santa Clara garage!

@ full of $h!t and franky boy

U 2 @$$🤡 are a hoot

Keep moving along with your 85 escort and junk and gutless 5.4L

I do have 1 masters and working on second. Its called determination, hard work, and dedication. Something you 2 bozos know nothing about. You both would rather stay on this site all day in mommies basement living off of her. I see your kind all the time.

Worthless, entitlied, and spoiled brats!!!

Now and topic, Ford really needs to do a better job with recalls, they sure do have alot of them.

Friends don't let friends drive Fords.

@; tntOnline I have proved you a liar beyond a shadow of a doubt. Being a liar is like being pregnant either you are or your not.

@ full of $h!t

Prove me? Hmmmmmm. Ok

This coming from the guy who drives a car, doesn't back his claims, and has multiple usernames and personalities....lmfao

Ford will see a nice jump in sales when they make the fire extinguishers standard equipment.

A lot of trade ins for piece of mind.

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Not only fords are notorious for fires, but now they’re attempting to burn down your house?

It's a block heater cord for cripes sake. Ford can fcuk up even the simplest of engineering tacks. No wonder their engines don't last.

I'm pretty sure GMs faulty ignition switch will kill more innocent lives in the future than this defect.

So there's that.

Yep. Gotta watch that ignition switch because GM didn't and I had a family member lose they"re life because of it. All these GM in-breads need to experience that one time. What a bunch of losers they are. First to bring up anything about a Ford. In-bred losers all the way

I'm pretty sure GMs faulty ignition switch will kill more innocent lives in the future than this defect.

So there's that.


Posted by: Dudlydooright | Dec 22, 2018 12:08:05 AM

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Kind of like all the people killed in pintos and explorers.

So there’s that.

Or we could stay on topic about the current issue and the nonstop fire and safety recalls that keep showing up in these trucks...

Definitely a trend of negligent quality control in these vehicles.

According to this article the recall is for 900,000, not 410,000:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ford-truck-recall-f150-pickups-after-fires/

At least Ford did something to fix those Pintos and Explorers. Unlike GM did by just replacing the switch with another one of the same batch and knowing it. Garbage Motors should not even be in business anymore. And you inbreds continue to try and polish that turd of a company.

At least Ford did something to fix those Pintos and Explorers. Unlike GM did by just replacing the switch with another one of the same batch and knowing it. Garbage Motors should not even be in business anymore. And you inbreds continue to try and polish that turd of a company.


Posted by: Tailgate | Dec 22, 2018 8:17:09 AM

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Your lack of knowledge is astounding.

You maybe should research how Ford handled both of those recalls. Then do yourself a favor and limit your input to conversations that make you look bad.

Then just use your old username Frank

According to this article the recall is for 900,000, not 410,000:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ford-truck-recall-f150-pickups-after-fires/

Posted by: average joe | Dec 22, 2018 8:01:43 AM

Your right. Ford lovers running this site trying to mimimize the damage. lol Tell mike i said hi.
No joke Ford is the deadliest brand out there. Just look up their endless list of recalls. Doors flying open, trans shifting into first on the freeway, Fires, Fires and more Fires. Absolute death traps. Haven't bought another one since mine burnt to the ground.

For one time in Ford band camp there isn't a recall that could cause fire or death! Bout F n time! Either way Ford is still cheap plastic junk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm pretty sure GMs faulty ignition switch will kill more innocent lives in the future than this defect.

So there's that.
Posted by: Dudlydooright | Dec 22, 2018 12:08:05 AM


Yep. Gotta watch that ignition switch because GM didn't and I had a family member lose they"re life because of it. All these GM in-breads need to experience that one time. What a bunch of losers they are. First to bring up anything about a Ford. In-bred losers all the way
Posted by: Tailgate | Dec 22, 2018 2:27:39 AM

Ha just a short list of dumb dumbs! GM didn't even build them ignition switches! Delphi did, you dumb inbreed Ford clowns!!!!!!!!!!

I'm pretty sure GMs faulty ignition switch will kill more innocent lives in the future than this defect.

So there's that.
Posted by: Dudlydooright | Dec 22, 2018 12:08:05 AM


Yep. Gotta watch that ignition switch because GM didn't and I had a family member lose they"re life because of it. All these GM in-breads need to experience that one time. What a bunch of losers they are. First to bring up anything about a Ford. In-bred losers all the way
Posted by: Tailgate | Dec 22, 2018 2:27:39 AM

Ha just a short list of dumb dumbs! GM didn't even build them ignition switches! Delphi did, you dumb inbreed Ford clowns!!!!!!!!!!

@tailgate:
I owned 3 GMs that was included in the ignition switch recall. NEVER did the ignition switch accidently turn off on either of those vehicles. Of course, I don't have multiple keys, dice or roach clips hanging from my ignition keys.

Of the total amount of almost 900,000, 410,289 of the trucks are in the United States and 463,793 are in Canada.
Wow PUTC. Fake news.

The GM haters cannot forget the ignition switch. They'll bend themselves into a pretzel defending the Explorer roll-overs, but the switch is like bear bait to these guys

That’s a really nice recall. Better than anything GARBAGE MOTORS CAN OFFER.

Does the "F" in F150 stand for FIRE?

At least Ford did something to fix those Pintos and Explorers. Unlike GM did by just replacing the switch with another one of the same batch and knowing it. Garbage Motors should not even be in business anymore. And you inbreds continue to try and polish that turd of a company.


Posted by: Tailgate | Dec 22, 2018 8:17:09 AM

Ford hid evidence for years that showed that not only did Ford engineers warn company management that the Explorer needed major design fixes, they had done the same with the Bronco II that preceeded it. Ford management refused to fix major suspension design issues and decided to save money by simply reducing the tire inflation spec to help mask the SUV's dangerous handling issues. Firestone resisted giving the OK for Ford to spec such a dangerously low inflation pressure, but since the Firestone and Ford families were so close for decades, they eventually agreed to the lower inflation pressure despite being very concerned. There's a myth that's still perpetuated today that only Firestone tires blew out and caused Explorers to crash. The fact of the matter is that other tire brands inflated to Ford's dangerously low inflation pressure were also blowing out, including many Goodyear tires. Ford was very aware of this fact and only years later did incriminating memos admitting such facts leak out into the public.

The GM haters cannot forget the ignition switch. They'll bend themselves into a pretzel defending the Explorer roll-overs, but the switch is like bear bait to these guys
Posted by: papajim | Dec 23, 2018 3:35:54 AM

Haha isn't that the truth. Perpetual pretzels regurgitating the very same lies Ford had spread before they were eventually being forced to release documents that showed they were deceiving everybody. Proof that Ford was concealing evidence that showed that the issue wasn't isolated to just a Firestone tread defect, but affected several makes and models of tires. What's truly sad is that the Firestone family were very loyal to Ford for several decades, yet Ford rewarded that loyalty by throwing them under the bus.

"At least Ford did something to fix those Pintos and Explorers..."
Posted by: Tailgate | Dec 22, 2018 8:17:09 AM

Tailgate tell me your not sniffing the fumes from your Exploder again?

https://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/automotive/ct-safety-recall-explorer-fumes-20180703-story.html

You know folks here at Ford we practice fire ecology. Fire ecology is a branch of ecology that focuses on the origins of wildland fire and it’s relationship to the environment that surrounds it, both living and non-living. A wildland fire is defined as any fire that is burning in a natural environment. Fire ecologists recognize that fire is a natural process, and that it often operates as an integral part of the ecosystem in which it occurs. So when our trucks catch fire....they are actually helping the environment and you get to buy a new truck. Everyone wins!

Relax guys Ford just issued a video explaining their position on the recall....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS0vuwr5bV8

Firestone family were very loyal to Ford for several decades, yet Ford rewarded that loyalty by throwing them under the bus.
Posted by: Hilti | Dec 24, 2018

Rich folks (and their highly paid advisors) have l-o-n-g memories about that sort of thing. The current make up of the Ford board of directors is not their best. Having over 40 percent of the company's voting shares in the hands of Henry's descendants must be very unsettling for the institutional investors who still make up over half of the public (not class B) shares of Ford. This all sounds like inside-wall-street kind of talk but it's a key reason that Ford is at its lowest share price since 2009. In 2009, the economy was crap, unemployment was setting record highs and prospects for improvement were poor. Today the markets are nervous but unemployment is at a 70 year LOW and food stamp applications are WAY down.

Automaker should be doing great, but they've spent so much time chasing windmills (esp. Ford) during the last 10 years it's no surprise that GM and Ford are looking weaker than a year ago.

Bad splice/design and a lot of units. Bad Ford.

Easy fix, 0 injures, and recall issued. Good Ford.

Wow did Chevy screw the pooch

https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2019-ford-f-150-vs-chevrolet-silverado-vs-ram-1500-pickup

2nd comparison contest in a row the new Silvo couldn't beat either of its 2 real rivals one fielding an mid life design.

Hell of a thing to have your all new truck called "a $70K kick in the nuts".

Better luck next time Chevy.

@ clint

The interior is far better than what magazines are giving it credit for. There are soft touch materials everywhere in the truck. Just got back from dealership today with truck getting oil change. Is it Rams interior...NO, but it is simple, easy to use, and great knobs to use and turn

The performance of the H.O. 3.5L isn't what i thought. Id expect alot more for claiming 450hp and 510 TQ. If u look at quarter mile the 6.2L is neck and neck with it. The Ram just gets embarrased with perfomance standards. They spent all the time and resources in the cabin area.


Hopefully, GM and Ram will bump up the HP/TQ of their motors or wven offer a bigger engine option.

GUTLESS

GLORYLESS

RAGING FIRES

TOTAL GARBAGE

FORD F-SERIES

Speaking of better luck next time...A male family friend who is gay works at a local business my wife and I patronize regularly. We always stop and chat when he’s there, but he does something that irritates me. He addresses my wife as “Sweetie.”

My wife thinks I’m being silly because he’s gay; I say one’s sexual orientation doesn’t negate manners and how one man should address another man’s wife. I’m not annoyed to the point that I’d confront the guy, but I promised my wife I’d ask HEMI RAMPAGE for your opinion.

@Clint

I'm a midwesterner who moved south about 45 years ago.

A lot of folks say sweetie and sugar and honey and darlin' down here in place of more appropriate pronouns and names.

Formally folks will say Sir or Ma'am, but casually there's a lot of familiar nicknames used even with perfect strangers. Just a thought.



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