Ford Recalls Roughly 271,000 F-150 Pickups Over Brake Issues


Ford Motor Company is recalling more than 270,000 F-150 pickups over break problems, confirms the company in a press release on May 25.

Specifically, the automaker has issued a recall for 270,873 2013 to 2014 Ford F-150 cars to change the vehicles' brake master cylinders.

Ford says that it is likely that brake effectiveness in a few of the affected cars could be lessened because the brake fluid leaks "from the brake master cylinder into the brake booster." This then increases the possibility that a crash will arise.

The company notes that the leak is only affecting the vehicles' front wheels and not the braking in their rear wheels.

It also adds that it is mindful of nine possible accidents without injuries, along with an alleged injury not linked with an accident.

Of the total number of Ford cars affected by the recent recall, 225,012 are located in the United States and its territories, 43,682 are in Canada and the remaining 402 are in Mexico.

The F-150 cars are fitted with 3.5-liter GTDI engines that were manufactured from Aug. 1, 2013 to Aug. 22, 2014 at Dearborn Truck Plant and on Aug. 1, 2013 to Aug. 31, 2014 at Kansas City Assembly Plant.

Customers who own these F-150 vehicles should note that their dealers will change their car's brake master cylinder for free. Moreover, if leaks are present in the brake master cylinder, dealers will also need to replace the brake booster.

Ford also mentions that it is recalling five 2016 Lincoln MKX luxury crossover SUVs to have their seatback trim cover for the second-row seat replaced. It further says that it will set up a tether cover bezel for these vehicles.

The cars were manufactured from Sept. 24 to 25 last year at Oakville Assembly. These vehicles are found in the United States.

To date, the vehicle maker has not been informed of any injuries or accidents related to this particular issue.

What dealers will do is assess the vehicles and change the seatback trim cover and put in the tether cover bezel at no cost.

This news comes hot on the heels of another recall Ford announced in April. Tech Times reported that the company recalled almost 50,000 cars, which include the 2015 to 2016 Ford Transit, 2016 Ford Explorer, 2015 to 2016 Lincoln MKC and 2015 to 2016 F-650 and F-750 type vehicles.

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