Ford truck fire risk leads to recalls

By DANIEL HERATY
Times-Herald Newspapers

DEARBORN — Over 14,000 Ford F-150 pickup trucks will be recalled due to a contaminated circuit board that could overheat due to a short circuit and cause a fire.

The recall, which begins Monday, comes after Ford Motor Co. officials discovered that a soldering machine that was not properly cleaned contaminated the circuits. The 2011 models were produced during four shifts between Oct. 25 and 30. Other problems leading to the recall stemmed from a faulty body control module, according to published reports.

Owners of the recalled trucks can get a free replacement BCM at any Michigan Ford dealer free of charge. Those seeking more information can call the company at (866) 436-7332. Additional information is available by contacting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration by phone at (888) 327-4236 or online at www.safercar.gov.

(Daniel Heraty can be reached at dheraty@bewickpublications.com.)

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