In two separate operations, Ford is recalling more than 1.5 million vehicles in the US to fix windshield wiper arms that can break and leaky brake hoses.
The greatest of two recalls affects almost 1.3 million Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ midsize automobiles from 2013 to 2018. The front brake hoses are susceptible to rupturing and leaking braking fluid, according to the manufacturer in documents submitted by safety inspectors on Friday. As a result, stopping distances would lengthen and brake pedal travel would increase.
The hoses will be changed by dealers. Starting on April 17, Ford will mail owners notice letters. Once the necessary parts are ready, they will receive a second letter.
Ford advised owners who were having issues to contact their dealer. For repairs, several sections are already accessible. Only 2% of the cars, according to the manufacturer, will have brake hose leakage.
Ford claimed to be aware of a single accident involving the issue but no injuries were reported.
The second recall concerns more than 222,000 F-150 vehicles from 2021. Windshield wiper arms are prone to breaking.
If necessary, dealers will swap out the arms. The owners will be informed beginning on March 27.