Vehicles Affected: Approximately 135,700 model-year 2019-20 Ford F-150 pickup trucks
The Problem: The fastener securing the power distribution box 12-volt cable and battery monitoring system eyelets to the positive battery terminal may loosen and affect the truck's systems, such as instrument panel displays and braking or steering assist. The engine could also stall. Either can increase the risk of a crash; the condition also increases the risk of a fire.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect the positive battery cable/BMS/PDB joint for excess sealant adhesive and remove any excessive adhesive, reassemble the joint, and retorque the fastener for free.
What Owners Should Do: Ford will begin notifying owners Nov. 25. Owners can call the automaker at 800-392-3673, 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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