Ford will recall almost 900,000 cars due to engine block heating problems

Ford will recall almost 900,000 cars due to engine block heating problems

December 22, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

Winter has come in many regions of the world, and only now the concern Ford remembered that it has some problems on its F-150 and Super Duty models with an engine heating system. The review covers 874,000 cars.

Ford will recall in the coming weeks at least 874,000 pickups of models F-150 and Super Duty. The reason for the recall is called possible problems with the electric system of pre-heating the engine. According to preliminary information, the connector on the electrical cable could get clogged with dirt and water, which leads to a short circuit. It is separately noted that problems can arise only when the car is connected to the electrical network.

At the moment, there are three cases of fire in connection with this malfunction, and only one of them led to property damage. It is separately noted that in all cases there were no victims. The recall includes pickups F-150, produced at the Dearborn Automobile Plant in the period from March 18, 2014 to November 17, 2018 and at the assembly plant in Kansas City from August 21, 2014 to November 17, 2018.

All work will be carried out by the manufacturer. How long it takes the whole campaign is not yet known, but judging by the number of recalled cars – it will take a lot of time.

Meanwhile, Ford announced the premiere of a new SUV Explorer on January 9 as part of a special event at the company’s Ford Field stadium in Detroit.