Vehicles Affected: Approximately 430 model-year 2020 Ford F-150 pickup trucks
The Problem: There may be an improper attachment nut used to fasten the positive battery cable to the starter motor, which may not provide a secure connection to the starter or the required conductive properties. This could increase the potential for incremental heat generation during a vehicle start cycle and electrical arcing, increasing the risk of a fire.
Ford said it is not aware of any reports of fires, accidents or injury related to this condition.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the starter motor B-positive power supply attachment nut for free.
What Owners Should Do: Ford did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the autommaker at 866-436-7332, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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