1.3 million Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ recalled for possible brake fluid leaks


Ford has issued a safety recall for the 1.28 million Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans sold in the US. That’s because there’s a defective brake fluid hose that can burst, increasing the distance needed to stop the vehicle and “increasing the risk of a collision,” according to the National Highway Transport Authority. Safety management. The affected vehicles are approximately 1.2 million Ford Fusions built between 2013 and 2018 and approximately 113,000 Lincoln MKZs of the same model year.

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NHTSA said: Document detailing the recall It is estimated that 2% of affected vehicles are defective. Owners of vehicles affected by the recall will be “notified by mail and instructed to bring their vehicle to a Ford or Lincoln dealership” for the necessary repairs, NHTSA said, adding that the notification will be available “by 2023.” It is expected to be completed by April 28, 2020,” he added. .”

According to NHTSA, owners will not be charged for the repair.

According to the federal agency, the hose that carries the brake fluid to the affected vehicle’s front brakes had ruptured due to normal wear and tear associated with interacting with the suspension and steering hardware, resulting in a “progressive brake fluid leak.” can cause

In a leaky car, the driver may find that the brake pedal is pushed further underfoot, “reducing the rate of deceleration and increasing the risk of a collision.”

In addition to changes in braking behavior on affected vehicles, NHTSA said a brake fluid warning light could illuminate on the dashboard if a leak was detected.

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Ford’s brake-related recall isn’t the first in years.Nearly a year before him, the automotive giant About 215,000 pickup trucks and large SUVs recalled Because in the US and Canada there is a possibility of brake fluid leaks.

That recall covered select 2016-2018 F-150 pickups, as well as 2016 and 2017 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs.


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