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Ford Recalls F-Series Trucks Again

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April 11, 2019—Ford is recalling 327,000 F-Series pickup trucks in North America for a second time to fix problems with engine block heater cables that can cause fires, according to The Detroit Free Press

The recall covers F-150s from 2015-19, as well as Super Duty trucks from 2017-19. The fire risk only exists when the cables are plugged in.

In December the company recalled 874,000 trucks because water and contaminants can get into the cables and cause corrosion. That can cause electrical shorts and fires.

About 327,000 owners took trucks to dealers for the fix, but an inspection may have inadvertently damaged the cables. Now dealers will disable the cables for all recalled trucks by cutting the prongs that go into electrical outlets. All owners will get new cables when parts are available. 

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