Ford’s rough month of recalls continues with another big one affecting nearly 195,900 Expedition SUVs, F-150 pickup trucks and Lincoln Navigator SUVs over an issue concerning the brakes. (Lincoln is Ford’s luxury brand.) The guidance is an expansion of a previous recall from 2020 that affected only F-150s.
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Affected vehicles include model-year 2016-17 Expeditions, model-year 2016-18 F-150s and model-year 2016-17 Navigators, all equipped with EcoBoost 3.5-liter V-6 engines. The brake master cylinder may allow brake fluid to leak from the front wheel circuit into the brake booster. Such a loss of brake fluid may result in a change in brake pedal travel, increased pedal effort and reduced front-brake function, requiring greater effort and distance to stop the vehicle — all conditions that can increase the risk of a crash.
Dealers will replace the brake master cylinder; if the master cylinder is leaking, the brake booster will also be replaced. All repairs will be done for free, and Ford will begin notifying owners April 25. Those with further questions can call the automaker at 866-436-7332 (Ford’s number for this recall is 22S11), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or visit its website to check your vehicle identification number and learn more.
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