Wednesday, February 21, 2024

1.7M Ford, Lincoln Vehicles Under NHTSA Investigation For Possible Brake Issues

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently looking into Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans’ reported front brake failures. This investigation is in response to reports of front brake lines on these Ford sedans rupturing and leaking, which could lead to braking system failure. There have already been 50 complaints, and Ford and NHTSA are collaborating to find a fix.

The NHTSA investigation comes in response to a series of 50 complaints mentioning problems with the front brake lines of Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans from 2013 to 2018. The front brake lines on these sedans are allegedly rupturing or leaking fluid without much notice, according to complaints. There are numerous safety concerns as a result of the brake system’s inability to function properly due to brake fluid leakage.

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The Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans from 2013 to 2018 are not currently subject to a recall because of braking problems. Before a solution is implemented, NHTSA and Ford are conducting an investigation to learn more about this issue.

If Ford decides not to conduct a full recall after the investigation is over, NHTSA may still order one. It would make sense to offer a remedy to customers who own 2013 to 2018 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans for such a simple part that could have serious consequences.

To make sure there are no air bubbles in the braking system, a recall might involve replacing the front brake lines with a braking system bleed. If there are air bubbles in the braking fluid, the system won’t function properly, which could result in uneven stopping power. Any problems discovered during the NHTSA investigation should be resolved by this straightforward fix.

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The Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans from 2013 to 2018 are the final sedans produced by the brand before it switches to only producing SUVs and trucks. Ford will support this last batch of sedans to ensure that owners are taken care of after the NHTSA investigation.

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