Ford recalls over a million cars over brake hose problem
Ford Fusions and Lincoln MKZs are affected by the recall.
Ford announced this week that it is recalling more than 1.2 million of its vehicles due to a serious problem with its brake fluid hoses.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Ford Fusions and Lincoln MKZs sold between 2013 and 2018 had an issue with broken front brake hoses and leaking brake fluid.
“A brake fluid leak will increase brake pedal travel and extend the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of (a) crash,” NHTSA said.
Owners will be notified of the recall by mail, the agency said. Dealers will replace the front brake hoses, free of charge, according to NHTSA.
Owners can contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332 with questions about the 23S12 recall, or contact NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.