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 recollects covers practically 1.3 million 2013 by 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 might improve brake pedal journey and make stopping distances longer.
Sellers will substitute the hoses. Ford will mail homeowners notification letters beginning April 17. They’ll get a second letter as soon as elements can be found for the repair.
Homeowners who’re experiencing issues ought to name their seller, Ford stated. There are some elements already obtainable for repairs. The corporate stated solely about 2% of the autos may have brake hose leaks.
Ford stated 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 substitute the arms if wanted. Homeowners might be notified beginning March 27.