Ford recalls F-150, Super Duty trucks a second time for fire risk

Ford Motor Co. is recalling about 327,000 pickups equipped with engine block heaters because cable splice connectors might have inadvertently been damaged during a service procedure for a previous recall and now pose a fire risk.

The affected F-150 and Super Duty trucks are a subset of the 874,000 vehicles recalled during December 2018 to fix a wiring problem. So far, there is no immediate fix available.

Ford said in a statement that it is aware of a fire in the United States and one in Canada that may be related to block heater usage following the successful completion of the 2018 recall. Ford is also aware of an additional report of fire in Canada, which led to the initial recall last year.

There are now 131,068 affected vehicles in the United States and federalized territories and about 196,269 in Canada being recalled for a second time.