DEARBORN (WWJ) – Ford is recalling approximately 271,000 F-150 trucks to fix an issue with the brake system that has caused at least nine accidents.
The recall includes trucks from the 2013 and 2014 model years with 3.5-liter engines.READ MORE: Federal Judge Retains Jurisdiction In Lawsuit Over Enbridge Pipeline
In some vehicles, Ford says it’s possible that 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. The brake fluid leak affects brakes to the front wheels only and does not affect rear wheel braking.
Ford is aware of allegations of nine accidents with no injuries, and one alleged injury involving interaction with the vehicle’s brakes but not associated with an accident.READ MORE: Great Lakes Water Authority Asks Residents Impacted By Main Break To Limit Water Usage
Dealers will replace the brake master cylinder at no cost to the customer. Additionally, dealers will replace the brake booster if they find leaks from the brake master cylinder.
Affected vehicles include certain 2013-2014 Ford F-150 vehicles equipped with 3.5-liter GTDI engines built at Dearborn Truck Plant, Aug. 1, 2013 through Aug. 22, 2014; and Kansas City Assembly Plant, Aug. 1, 2013 through Aug. 31, 2014. There are 270,873 vehicles affected including 225,012 in the United States and federalized territories, 43,682 in Canada and 402 in Mexico.MORE NEWS: Michigan Matters: Tigers Legend Willie Horton on Career, Motor City & Overcoming COVID