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Ford Announces Two Recalls In The USA, One Involves Five Cars

Ford has published the announcement of two recall campaigns it will perform in North America. One of the recalls targets a safety issue, while the other is safety compliance repair.
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The important news here is that approximately 271,000 MY2013-2014 Ford F-150 vehicles will be expected at authorized Ford dealers for the replacement of the brake master cylinder. Additionally, dealers will also replace the brake booster if they find leaks in the master.

Ford explained this repair was necessary because they discovered that some vehicles can suffer reduced brake effectiveness because of a potential brake fluid leak. The vital liquid could leak from the brake master cylinder into the brake booster.

If this happens, the risk of a crash is increased. Ford has explained that a car will not entirely lose braking force, as the rear wheels are not affected by the problem.

Not all F-150 models are affected by the potential problem, and some of the vehicles were sold in Canada and Mexico. Certain 2013-2014 Ford F-150 vehicles with the 3.5-liter GTDI engines are targeted by this campaign.

They were built at the Dearborn Truck Plant between August 1, 2013, and August 22, 2014. The rest were made at the Kansas City Assembly Plant starting August 1, 2013, through August 31, 2014.

According to the press release, the Blue Oval is aware of nine accidents where this potential problem is alleged as the linked to the cause. No injuries were sustained in the nine accidents. However, another alleged injury is mentioned in the press release, and it indicates “interaction with the vehicle’s brakes," but not correlated with an accident.

Meanwhile, the safety compliance recall announced today by Ford only targets five Lincoln MKX vehicles. The Blue Oval will replace the seatback trim cover for the second-row seat. According to Ford, the left-side second-row trim cover was intended for the Chinese market, which meant the unintended cover of the center tether anchor.

Ford will install a tether cover bezel instead of the misplaced part. Ford Motor Company is not informed of any accidents or injuries caused or related to this mishap.

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