Ford recalls more than 600 thousand cars due to faulty brakesDecember 24, 2019
The American concern is forced to send hundreds of thousands of cars for repairs due to a defect in the hydraulic control unit, which may affect the efficiency and performance of the brakes.
Judging by official information, the brakes may be malfunctioning in recallable vehicles. The valve inside the hydraulic control unit (which is normally closed) may open, causing increased brake pedal travel and increased risk of collision.
The review included Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, and Lincoln MKZ models built at the Ford Hermosillo assembly plant in Mexico between February 22, 2006 and July 15, 2009. Currently, 15 accidents and two incidents involving injuries related to this malfunction are known.
As part of the recall campaign in the United States, all dealer service stations will carry out unit diagnostics. In the event of a malfunction, the dealer will urgently eliminate it. In addition, the dealership service stations will flush the brake system, replace the fluid and pump the brakes.
In total 600 166 cars will go for repair. So far, the campaign affects cars only in the United States. Feedback in other countries is not reported. Repair is completely free for owners.
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