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Tuesday 27 September 2016
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Ford Recalls 271,000 F-150 Pickups to Fix Brake Issue

Ford Recalls 271,000 F-150 Pickups to Fix Brake Issue

A brake problem linked to nine accidents is prompting Ford to recall 271,000 F-150 pickups from the 2013-2014 model years.

Ford says it needs to replace the brake master cylinders on the previous-generation models because they may leak brake fluid. If fluid leaks into the brake booster, it could reduce brake power and lead to a crash. Ford says the problem only involves the front wheels and does not impact rear wheel braking.

Ford reports nine accidents with no injuries, and one injury involving interaction with the vehicle’s brakes, but not associated with an accident.

Here’s a breakdown on the specific F-150s involved in the recall:

  • Certain 2013-2014 Ford F-150 pickups equipped with 3.5-liter GTDI engines
  • Built at Dearborn Truck Plant, Aug. 1, 2013-Aug. 22, 2014
  • Built at Kansas City Assembly Plant, Aug. 1, 2013 – Aug. 31, 2014
  • 225,012 in the U.S. and federalized territories, 43,682 in Canada, 402 in Mexico

Dealers will replace the brake master cylinder for free and they’ll also replace the brake booster if they find any leaks.

Ford is working to get replacement parts to dealers and owners should be notified beginning the week of July 11th.

Ford says the problem is not related to a recent investigation into power brake assist failures in more than 400,000 F-150 pickups. It involved electric vacuum pump failures. But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration closed the probe earlier this month after Ford extended warranties and the agency determined the trucks could still be stopped by drivers.

Photo Credit: Ford