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Mercury Milan, Lincoln MKZ, And Ford Fusion Recall Covers Brake Hydraulics

Ford has issued another Ford Fusion recall that also covers the Mercury Milan and Lincoln MKZ. This recall has to do with potential brake hydraulic issues that could impact the cars. The new Ford Fusion recall comes only a few months after the Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ were recalled due to seat belt issues.

The Defect: in some impacted vehicles, a normally closed valve inside the hydraulic control unit, may stick open.

The hazards: if the valve sticks open, it could result in extended brake pedal travel, potentially increasing the risk of a crash. Ford is aware of 15 crashes and two injuries related to this issue.

Affected components: hydraulic control unit

Affected vehicles: impacted vehicles include 2006 through 2010 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, and Lincoln MKZ vehicles. The cars were built at the Hermosillo Assembly Plant from February 22nd, 2006, through July 15th, 2009.

Number of vehicles affected: the recall covers 600,166 vehicles in the U.S. and Federal territories.

The Fix: dealers will inspect the hydraulic control unit for signs of stuck or slow-responding valves and replace the unit if needed. The system will be pressure-flushed with DOT 4 brake fluid, and the DOT 3 reservoir cap will be replaced with a new DOT 4 cap.

Owners should: contact their local dealer or Ford customer service.


  • Ford Recall Number: 19S54
  • Ford Customer Service: 1-800-392-3673
  • NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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  1. Raymond Ramirez

    This covers only the first generation Fusion and MKZ vehicles. The second generation (which looks like the Aston Martin) is a better design and only had three recalls, none related to brakes or seat belts, and all use DOT 4 brake fluid.

  2. Connie Surface

    I have a 2011 fusion,when I apply the brakes it makes noise with the front end. Service advancetrac light comes on

  3. Mark

    My 2011 has been doing this since new. They can never duplicate it. If the ABS activates briefly. I lose the pedal unless i slam it up and down a few times then it’s fine for a while. This not the ABS action. There’s basically no pedal afterwards.
    Unfortunately it only seems to happen when you need the brakes the most. Was told this was normal by the dealer LOL


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