Sunday, November 29

Ford Recalls Edge, MKX Vehicles for Brake Issue

Source: Ford announcement

DEARBORN, Mich. – Ford Motor Company is issuing three safety recalls in North America including one for select 2015-18 Ford Edge and 2016-18 Lincoln MKX vehicles that might have front brake jounce hoses that could rupture.

A ruptured front brake jounce hose will cause a progressive brake fluid leak. If the brake fluid reservoir is depleted below a certain level, the brake fluid warning indicator light will illuminate. The driver may experience an increase in brake pedal travel, together with a reduction in the rate of deceleration, increasing the risk of a crash.

The company is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition. This action affects 488,594 vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories, 62,876 in Canada and 7,140 in Mexico.

Affected vehicles are as follows:

2015-18 Ford Edge vehicles built at Oakville Assembly Plant from June 25, 2014, to Dec. 21, 2017 and 2016-18 Lincoln MKX vehicles built there from Nov. 11, 2014, to Dec. 21, 2017

Related post:
Ford Recall for Brake Warning System Faults

Dealers will replace the front brake jounce hoses with new hoses that have a revised braid material. The Ford reference number for this recall is 20S42.

In addition to the brake recall, the company has issued a safety recall for select 2020 Lincoln Corsair vehicles concerning suspension pieces and select F-150 vehicles for a potential improper electrical cable connection.

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; mobility solutions, including self-driving services; and connected services. The company employs approximately 188,000 people worldwide.

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Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Senior Editor for The BRAKE Report. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.