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Ford F-150 recall for brake issue

Ford F-150 brake recall is expanded to include more vehicles

Ford F-150 recall now includes Ford Expedition recall and Lincoln Navigator recall

Ford issued an F-150 recall in June, 2020 to repair a leaking master cylinder. Now the recall is expanding to include 196,000 older-model pickups and SUVs because of the same type of brake fluid leak. The expanded recall now includes 2016-17 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs and 2016-18 F-150 pickups, all equipped with 3.5-liter EcoBoost engines.

Ford brake master cylinder recall details

The recall has been issued due to the fact that the brake master cylinder may allow brake fluid to leak from the front right wheel circuit into the vacuum brake booster. The loss of brake fluid causes reduced front brake function, resullting in greater effort and braking distance to stop the vehicle.

Ford is aware of four “low speed/low impact accident allegations with no injuries.”

Ford Master Cylinder leak

When brake fluid level drops, the driver receives an audible chime, message center alert, or red brake warning indicator in the instrument cluster, and may begin to experience a change in brake pedal travel and feel, and increased pedal effort.

If the fluid isn’t replaced, the driver may have reduced brake function to the front wheel but maintain full braking function in the rear wheel circuit. However, the reduced front brake function can extend stopping distance, increasing the risk of a crash.

Cause of the brake fluid leak

Ford has determined that brake fluid contamination can interfere with rear cup seal operation, causing rolling of the rearmost cup seal in the master cylinder.

Owners should contact the dealer for more information on the repair.

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