Ford Recalls 271000 F-150 Vehicles After Break Failures

Posted: May 27 2016, 12:39am CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles


Ford Recalls 271000 F-150 Vehicles After Break Failures
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Ford has recalled 271,000 E-150s all from previous generation due to an issue related to break failure in vehicles.

Ford Motor Co. has announced a recall of almost 271,000 previous-generation-F-150s. This recall has been made after an investigation done by federal safety regulators. More than a dozen complaints were registered about the issue regarding break failure. These break failures also included nine crashes which resulted in injuries and car damages in many states. 

It was reported by owners that their cars did not stop even they pressed the break paddle all the way down. The vehicles that have been effected by this problem have a 3.5 liter Eco boost engine. Out of these cars 225,012 are to be recalled from U.S while 43,682 cars will be recalled from Canada. Along with that 406 vehicles will be recalled from Mexico.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration registered 33 complaints about break failure in February. Till then 74 more complains have been made by owners regarding the same issue. 

This is one of the biggest recalls made by Ford due to a problem caused by break failure. The effected Ford vehicles were released in year 2014 to 2015. Ford has announced that the car dealers will replace break cylinders in each recalled car without any cost impended on owner. Along with dealers will also replace break boosters if any kind of leak is seen from break master cylinder. 

Ford has also announced to issue a safety compliance recall for five vehicles of 2016 Lincoln MKX. These recalls are called in order to replace the seatback trim cover. 

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