Over the past few years, Ford has recalled its F-150 pickup trucks because they could catch fire.
In September 2018, the company recalled two million F-150 pickup trucks in the United States due to malfunctioning seat belt mechanism that started fires. The recall impacts 2015 through 2018 F-150 Regular Cab and SuperCrew Cab vehicles manufactured at its Dearborn Assembly Plant in Michigan from March 12, 2014 through August 23, 2018, and its Kansas City Assembly Plant in Missouri from August 20, 2014 through August 23, 2018.
In December 2018, approximately 874,000 F-150 and Super Duty pickup trucks were recalled in December 2018 because the engine block heater cables were at risk of short-circuiting. The recall involves 2015 through 2019 F-150s manufactured at Ford’s Dearborn Assembly Plant (MI) from March 18, 2014 to November 17, 2018, as well as the same vehicles made from its Kansas Assembly Plant from August 21, 2014 to November 17, 2018, and its Kentucky Assembly Plant from October 8, 2015 to November 17, 2018.
Then a few months later, approximately 327,000 of those same vehicles were recalled because of block heater cable splice connectors. The recall involves 2015 to 2019 F-150 vehicles built at the company’s Dearborn Assembly Plant from March 18, 2014 to November 17, 2018, and the same vehicles made in the Kansas City Assembly Plant from August 21, 2014 to November 17, 2018. The Ford F-Series Super Duty vehicles affected by the same recall includes models from 2017 to 2019 that were made at the Ohio Assembly Plant from February 5, 2016 to November 17, 2018, and the same vehicles made in the Kentucky Truck Plant from October 8, 2015 to November 17, 2018.
The most recent F-150 recall Ford has experienced occurred in August 2020. A total of 431 2020 pickup trucks were sent back due to a fire hazard caused by an improperly attached battery cable. The trucks affected by the recall were built from June 30, 2020 to July 1, 2020 at the Kansas City Assembly Plant.
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