Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 270,000 2013-2014 Ford F-150 pickups for an issue involving the brake master cylinder.
The Problem: In certain vehicles, brake fluid could leak from the brake master cylinder into the brake booster, which could reduce braking effectiveness, potentially leading to a crash. The automaker says the issue only affects the front brakes—the brakes that are generally responsible for most of the vehicle braking.
Ford is aware of nine alleged accidents with no injuries related to the issue. Additionally, there is one alleged injury involving interaction with the brake system, although no accident occurred in that case, according to Ford.
The Fix: Ford will notify customers to bring their affected vehicles to the dealership. Dealers will inspect the braking system and replace the brake master cylinder. The dealer will also replace the brake booster if brake fluid has leaked into the booster.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: The recall affects a total of 270,873 2013-2014 Ford F-150 pickups with 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engines built at the Dearborn Truck Plant between August 1, 2013 and August 22, 2014. Affected units were also produced at the Kansas City Assembly Plant from August 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014. The recall involves 225,012 vehicles in the U.S. and federalized territories, 43,682 vehicles in Canada, and 402 vehicles in Mexico.
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Ford Recalls 270,000 Ford F-150 Pickups for Brake Issue