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 largest of two remembers covers practically 1.3 million 2013 via 2018 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ midsize vehicles. The firm stated in paperwork posted Friday by security regulators that the entrance brake hoses can rupture and leak brake fluid. That would enhance brake pedal journey and make stopping distances longer.
Dealers 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.
Owners who’re experiencing issues ought to name their vendor, Ford stated. There are some components already accessible for repairs. The firm stated solely about 2% of the automobiles can have brake hose leaks.
Ford stated it’s conscious of 1 crash with no point out of accidents because of the downside.
The second recall covers greater than 222,000 F-150 pickups from 2021. The windshield wiper arms can break.
Dealers will change the arms if wanted. Owners shall be notified beginning March 27.