Ford is recalling greater than 1.5 million automobiles within the U.S. in two actions to repair leaky brake hoses and windshield wiper arms that may break.
The biggest of two remembers covers practically 1.3 million 2013 via 2018 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ midsize automobiles. The corporate mentioned in paperwork posted Friday by security regulators that the entrance brake hoses can rupture and leak brake fluid. That may enhance brake pedal journey and make stopping distances longer.
Sellers will change the hoses. Ford will mail house owners notification letters beginning April 17. They’ll get a second letter as soon as components can be found for the repair.
Homeowners who’re experiencing issues ought to name their vendor, Ford mentioned. There are some components already out there for repairs. The corporate mentioned solely about 2% of the automobiles may have brake hose leaks.
Ford mentioned it’s conscious of 1 crash with no point out of accidents because of the drawback.
The second recall covers greater than 222,000 F-150 pickups from 2021. The windshield wiper arms can break.
Sellers will change the arms if wanted. Homeowners will likely be notified beginning March 27.