The 2013-2014 Ford F-150 pickup trucks are being recalled to address an issue with their master brake cylinders.
The safety recall affects approximately 271,000 units and Ford will replace the master brake cylinders. According to the American automaker, it is possible the effectiveness of the brakes could be reduced due to brake fluid leaking from the master brake cylinder into the brake booster, increasing the risk of a crash. The brake fluid leak only affects the front brakes and does not affect rear-wheel braking.
Ford is aware of nine accidents related to the issue with no injuries and one alleged injury involving interaction with the vehicle’s brakes, but not associated with an accident. The affected vehicles are equipped with a 3.5-liter engine built at the company’s Dearborn Truck Plant from August 1, 2013 through August 22, 2014, as well as the Kansas City Assembly Plant from August 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014.
A total of 225,012 affected vehicles are in the U.S. and federalized territories while 43,682 are in Canada and 402 in Mexico. Dealers will replace the master brake cylinders at no cost and will also replace the brake booster if they find leaks from the brake master cylinder.
Ford also announced a safety compliance recall that affects the 2016 Lincoln MKX to replace the seatback trim cover for the left-side second-row seat and to install a tether cover bezel. In certain vehicles, the trim cover was intended for the China market and as a result, the center tether anchor is covered by the trim cover. Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the issue. The affected Lincoln MKX vehicles were built at Oakville Assembly on September 24-25, 2015 and are in the U.S.
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