Ford is issuing a safety recall in North America for approximately 1,500 2018 Ford F-650 and F-750 vehicles with hydraulic brake systems for missing brake hose corrosion protection plating.
On the affected vehicles, some primary and/or secondary brake circuit hose assemblies located between the master cylinder and the hydraulic control unit may not have the specified anti-corrosion plating on the metal ferrules that attach a flexible braided steel hose to metal tubes. Lack of anti-corrosion plating can lead to premature corrosion of the brake hose ferrules. This can subsequently result in brake fluid leakage and reduced brake function, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.
Affected vehicles include 2018 Ford F-650 and F-750 vehicles built at Ohio Assembly Plant between Jan. 26, 2018 and March 13, 2018.
The recall involves approximately 1,485 vehicles in North America, with 1,474 in the United States and 11 in Canada. The Ford reference number for this recall is 18S19.
Dealers will replace the brake hose assembly with parts that contain properly plated ferrules at no cost to the customer.