December 21, 2018 / 1:12 PM / 6 months ago

Ford recalling 410,000 U.S. pickup trucks for fire risks

WASHINGTON, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co is recalling 410,000 pickup trucks in the United States with engine block heaters for fire risks, a U.S. safety agency said Friday.

The second largest U.S. automaker said the recall covers some 2015-2019 Ford F-150 trucks, along with the 2017-2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty, F-350 Super Duty, F-450 Super Duty, and F-550 Super Duty pick-up trucks. Ford said water and contaminants may get into the block heater cable's splice connector causing corrosion and damage and potentially a fire. Ford told U.S. regulators it is aware of reports of three fires in Canada linked to the issue, but unaware of any reports of accidents or injuries. (Reporting by David Shepardson Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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