Ford Recalls 1.3M Fusion and Lincoln MKZ Vehicles Over Brake Hose Failures
Federal highway safety officials have announced a recall impacting nearly 1.3 million Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans, which were equipped with faulty brake hoses that may fail, increasing the risk of an auto accident.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the Ford recall on March 10, indicating that the front brake hoses may rupture and leak brake fluid, potentially resulting in braking problems, since the drive may need to apply more pressure than normal to bring the vehicle to a stop.
The recall includes approximately 1,280,726 model year 2013 through 2018 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles distributed for sale throughout the U.S. at licensed dealers. According to the NHTSA Ford defect notice, the faulty hoses were used in production of the recalled Ford Fusions and Lincoln MKZ’s from February 3, 2012 through July 19, 2017.
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Ford announced it will send an interim letter notifying affected customers of the defective front brake hoses by April 17, as well as a second letter that will be mailed once replacement parts become available. Owners will not be charged for replacement of the parts.
Consumers with additional questions or concerns regarding the Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ recall may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332 and reference recall number 23S12. They can also contact National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
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