Ford Recalling Nearly 271,000 F-150s because of Leaky Brake Master Cylinders
Ford is issuing not one, but two recalls recently.
The first one covers the brake master cylinders of 270,873 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6-powered 2013-2014 F-150s built at the Dearborn Truck Plant between August 1, 2013 and August 22, 2014, and the Kansas City Assembly Plant between August 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014. More than 225,000 of the trucks are in the US; most of the rest of them are in Canada and Mexico.
Ford says, “In some vehicles, it is possible brake effectiveness could be reduced due to brake fluid leaking from the brake master cylinder into the brake booster, increasing the risk of a crash.” Only the front brakes are affected by this issue.
If your truck is part of this recall, your dealer will replace its brake master cylinder for free. It’ll also install a new brake booster if your current master cylinder is leaking.
Ford’s second recall applies to five – yes, five – 2016 Lincoln MKXs in the US built at the Oakville Assembly plant between September 24 and 25, 2015. Currently, the seatback trim cover for the left-side second-row seat covers the center tether anchor. To remedy this, dealers will replace the seatback trim cover and install a complimentary tether cover bezel.
Chime in with your thoughts on the forum. >>
photo credit [Ford] and [Lincoln]