Ford Recalls F-150 Trucks… Again 0

Ford Recalls 48,700 VehiclesFord is really having poor luck when it comes to one of their most popular trucks, the F-150. A few months ago, there was a huge recall as a result of a faulty power brake assist function. Although the recall affects the brakes again, the incidents are unrelated. What is wrong with the brakes this time?

Well, it has nothing to do with the faulty power brake assist function experienced last time, but now there is a lot of brake fluid leaking. Ford has reported that there is a problem with the brake master cylinder. With this fault, brake fluid leaks which causes the front wheel brakes to become much less effective. There have been nine crashes linking to the defect with no injuries occurring. Although, there has been a reported knee injury which is not linked to an accident.

The recall affects 271,000 F-150 pick-up trucks that were manufactured in the Kansas City Plant and Dearborn Truck Plant between August 1st 2013 and August 22nd 2014. Ford will be replacing the master cylinder for free and will notify customers within the coming weeks.

Ford Recalls F-150 Trucks... Again_2This doesn’t come as good news for the American company and their F-150 truck. The previous recall was a huge thorn in the company’s side. But, when this has been mixed with multiple recent production issues, will the 2017 facelift be able to sell as well as it once could? Well, maybe, we can only wait to see what the figures will be, although the most recent troubles certainly won’t help.

Luckily for us in the UK, we are not affected by this huge recall. The United States are the most heavily affected but, some Canadian and Mexican drivers will also be affected by this newest recall. It is always scary when a brake recall is issued, but two in a row, that may be a bit much…