Ford recalls F-150 over battery cable concerns

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Ford has recalled 2020 F-150 pickups over concerns of a possible battery cable issue that might lead to a fire.

Affected vehicles may have been built with an improper attachment nut used to fasten the positive battery cable (B+) to the starter motor. An improper attachment nut may not provide a secure connection to the starter or provide proper conductivity.

Ford reports that this could increase the potential for incremental heat generation during a vehicle start cycle, and electrical arcing, which could lead to a fire.

Ford is not aware of any reports of fire, accident or injury related to this condition. This action affects 431 vehicles in the United States.

Affected vehicles were built at Kansas City Assembly Plant from June 30 to July 1, 2020.

Dealers will replace the starter motor B+ power supply attachment nut. The Ford reference number for this recall is 20S40.