Ford is recalling greater than 1.5 million autos 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 by way of 2018 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ midsize vehicles. The corporate stated 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 homeowners notification letters beginning April 17. They’ll get a second letter as soon as components can be found for the repair.
House owners who’re experiencing issues ought to name their vendor, Ford stated. There are some components already obtainable for repairs. The corporate stated solely about 2% of the autos could have brake hose leaks.
Ford stated it’s conscious of 1 crash with no point out of accidents as a result of 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. House owners will likely be notified beginning March 27.