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Ford recalls more than 1.5 million vehicles to fix leaks in brake hoses, wipers


Ford Motor is recalling more than 1.5 million vehicles in the US to fix leaky brake hoses and fragile windshield wipers. The recall will be made in two and a larger part involving nearly 1.3 million midsize Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles between 2013 and 2018. The front brake hoses of these vehicles may be damaged. Breaking and leaking brake fluid, this can increase brake pedal travel and make stopping distances longer.

Photo of a range of Ford Fusions (AP)
Profile photo of a row of Ford Fusions (AP)

Ford dealers will replace the brake hoses of affected vehicles, and the automaker will begin mailing owners notices from April 17. A second letter will be sent to owners later. when parts are available for repair.

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The automaker has also asked owners of these models to contact their nearest dealers if they have such problems with their vehicles as some parts are already available for repair. The company also said that only about 2% of vehicles have brake hose leaks. However, the company has not received any reports of accidents and injuries as a result of this issue.

The second recall affects more than 222,000 F-150 pickup trucks from 2021. Windshield wipers may be broken. Ford will begin notifying owners in March, and dealers will replace windshield wipers if necessary.

In another development, Ford also recently issued a recall for the heavily advertised F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck due to a battery problem, causing the American automaker to pause. production of EVs. The automaker said a total of 18 electric pickups from the 2023 model year have been recalled. These affected Ford F-150 Lightning EVs come with potentially defective batteries, which may have been delivered to customers, the automaker found after a quality check discovered the problem. about battery.

First published date: March 19, 2023, 09:57 AM IST

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