Ford is recalling 1.5 million cars

Ford is recalling greater than 1.5 million automobiles within the U.S. in two actions to repair leaky brake hoses and windshield wiper arms that may break.

The biggest of two remembers covers almost 1.3 million 2013 by 2018 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ midsize automobiles. The corporate mentioned in paperwork posted Friday by security regulators that the entrance brake hoses can rupture and leak brake fluid. That may enhance brake pedal journey and make stopping distances longer.

Sellers will exchange the hoses. Ford will mail house owners notification letters beginning April 17. They’ll get a second letter as soon as components can be found for the repair.

House owners who’re experiencing issues ought to name their vendor, Ford mentioned. There are some components already accessible for repairs. The corporate mentioned solely about 2% of the automobiles can have brake hose leaks.

Ford mentioned it’s conscious of 1 crash with no point out of accidents because of the downside.

The second recall covers greater than 222,000 F-150 pickups from 2021. The windshield wiper arms can break.

Sellers will exchange the arms if wanted. House owners can be notified beginning March 27.