Ford to Recall 2013-2014 F-150 for Master Cylinder
Possible Leak Affects Front Brake Performance
Ford Motor Company is issuing a recall on 2013-2014 F-150 trucks for an issue with the brake master cylinder. In some cases, the master cylinder could leak, causing a loss of braking power from the front brakes. Ford is aware of nine accidents and one injury associated with the issue.
The recall affects 2013-2014 F-150s built at the Dearborn Truck plant from August 1, 2013, through August 22, 2014, and trucks built at the Kansas City Assembly plant from August 1, 2013, through August 31, 2014. All affected models are equipped with the 3.5L EcoBoost V-6. A total of 270,873 vehicles are affected, including 225,012 in the U.S. and territories, 43,682 in Canada, and 402 in Mexico. Dealers will replace the brake master cylinder at no cost to the customer and will also replace the brake booster if leaks from the master cylinder are found.
Ford is also issuing a recall on five 2016 Lincoln MKX crossovers for the seatback trim cover to install a tether cover bezel. The vehicles, all of which are in the U.S., were incorrectly fitted with a trim piece for China-market vehicles. To check to see if your vehicle is affected, visit owner.ford.com and click on the “Service & Maintenance” tab, select recalls, and enter your vehicle’s 17-digit VIN number.