Vehicles Affected: Approximately 65 model-year 2016 Ford E-Series cutaway and chassis-cab vans built at the Ohio Assembly Plant between Nov. 3, 2014, and Sept. 1, 2015
The Problem: Vans fitted with the trailer-brake controller could potentially not engage the trailer brakes when the brake pedal is depressed. This condition could result in extended and unpredictable braking distances. Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries resulting from this issue.
The Fix: Dealers will update the powertrain control module software free of charge.
What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.
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