It’s Recall Galore For Two Of America’s Biggest Brands

Previously, the Blue Oval has had to recall nearly 300,000 F-Series trucks, due to a faulty master cylinder which could lead to a loss of braking power. Older Ford F-150 pickups (2013-2017) equipped with the turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine were affected. However, it appears the problem is rearing its ugly head yet again.

Aside from 175,369 examples of the 2016-2018 F-150, 15,499 Lincoln Navigators and 90,055 Ford Expeditions built between 2016-2017 are also affected. All are equipped with 3.5-liter EcoBoost engines. The NHTSA notes, “the brake master cylinder may allow brake fluid to leak from the front wheel circuit into the brake booster.”

This is, of course, a serious issue, with the report stating, “reduced brake function in the front wheels can extend stopping distance, increasing the risk of a crash.” Naturally, repairs will be performed free of charge, with dealers replacing the brake master cylinder. If the component is leaking, the brake booster will also have to be replaced.

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