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2016-2018 Ford F-150 Trucks Recalled Over Brake Master Cylinder Issue

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2016-2018 Ford F-150 models equipped with the automaker’s 3.5L EcoBoost V6 due to a brake master cylinder issue. This recall also applies to select 2016-2017 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator models, as Ford Authority reported earlier today.

The defect: in affected vehicles, a seal in the rear of the brake master cylinder may become compromised, allowing brake fluid to leak into the brake booster.

The hazards: a leaking brake booster can reduce brake function in the front wheels, which can extend stopping distance, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries related to this condition.

Components: brake master cylinder.

Affected vehicles: select 2016-2018 Ford F-150 models built at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant and Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant between August 2nd, 2016, and January 31st, 2017.

Number of vehicles affected: 195,864

The fix: dealers will replace the brake master cylinder. If the master cylinder is leaking, the brake booster will also be replaced, free of charge.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin on April 25th, 2022. The Ford reference number for this recall is 22S11.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 22S14
  • NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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  1. Ashley Nobles

    Myc truck has been down for 2 weeks!!! No fault of my own… but I can’t even get my vehicle fixed… or an appropriate date to get fixed… BECAUSE EVERYTHING’S ON BACKORDER!!! So here I am paying for a vehicle… I CAN’T DRIVE… at no fault of my own… AND YOU WON’T PROVIDE A RENTAL!!!????? IT IS LITERALLY BULLSH*T!!!!!!!!

  2. Norman

    My 2015 F150 lariat went in for a master cylinder recall no it does not acknowledge that my trailer is behind me and I have no trailer brakes any longer everything worked fine before hand can’t get them to fix it right replaced every fuse under the hood on the side panels and checked out the rear trailer hooked up works fine on all other vehicles

  3. jim

    my 2016f150 has a brake pedal issue goes to the floor at a stop lite

    1. Gary Jones

      My 2017 F150 Lariat 5.0 with only 37,000 miles had this same issue. No loss of brake fluid but the pedal went to the floor. The maintenance department of the dealership I bought the truck new at wanted to put me on a 2 week waiting list just to diagnose the problem. I bought a master cylinder at that dealership parts department and installed it myself. That was 2 years ago. I haven’t had a problem with the brakes since. The Ford Motor Company is aware of the F150 brakes issue but getting them to address it and make the repair too difficult.

      1. Harley Willett

        My 2017 F150 with 2 L turbo V6 is having the same issue. At a light the brake pedal slowly sinks to the floor. No loss of fluid; acts like leak between front and rear sections of MC. About 36k mile but this has been going on for the last year.
        Did Ford make it good?

  4. Jenn Greenwell

    My truck is currently in repair for this issue – after quarts of brake fluid poured in it was obviously leaking into the brake booster. The dealership is only going to replace the brake booster, because according to them “the master cylinder is fine”. This is after total loss of brake function. It’s not like it’s an air conditioner – braking isn’t a casual luxury item. Seriously? I am pretty furious about this. My family was on the way up through the mountains and fortunately were close enough to turn around and limp home. Now Ford is telling me that their safety isn’t worth the cost of a master cylinder, but instead they’ll risk lives to save a part for an issue that is NOT my fault and the repair is clearly outlined?!


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