Fiesta Brake Issues One of Four Ford Safety Recalls


DEARBORN, Mich., Ford Motor Company issued four safety recalls in North America, including one covering brakes in certain 2019 Ford Fiesta cars, in North America. Ford says it is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with any of these conditions.

Safety recall of select 2019 Ford Fiesta vehicles for front brake caliper-seal contamination

Ford is issuing a safety recall for certain 2019 Ford Fiesta vehicles for brake calipers that could develop a leak after being exposed to incorrectly labeled assembly fluid in production. A leaking brake caliper could eventually result in reduced braking function or drag, which could lead to the overheating of the brake pads, increasing the risk of a crash.

This action affects 2,624 vehicles in the United States and federal territories. Only 50 of these Fiestas have been delivered to customers; the remainder are in dealer inventory and the issue will be remedied prior to customer delivery.

Affected Fiestas were built at Cuautitlán Assembly Plant in Mexico from July 22, 2019, through Aug. 1, 2019.

Dealers will flush the Fiesta’s brake fluid and replace the front brake calipers and brake lines at no cost to customers.

The Ford reference number for this recall is 19S27.

The other recalls cover select vehicles for potential lack of seat restraint in the event of a crash, for potential loss of power-steering assist in states and provinces with high-corrosion conditions and select 2012-13 Ford Fiesta vehicles for potential battery junction-box corrosion

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Mich. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 194,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company: www.corporate.ford.com.

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