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Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ Recalled Over Brake Hose Issue

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2013-2018 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ models over a a brake hose issue

The defect: in affected vehicles, the front brake hoses may rupture and leak brake fluid.

The hazards: a brake fluid leak will increase brake pedal travel and extend the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

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

Components: front brake hoses

Affected vehicles: select 2013-2018 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ models produced from February 3rd, 2012, through July 19th, 2017.

Number of vehicles affected: 1,280,726

The fix: dealers will replace the front brake hoses, free of charge.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin on April 17th, 2023. The Ford reference number for this recall is 23S12.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 23S12
  • NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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  1. Mike S.

    There was a Customer Satisfaction Program for this, 22N02. Wonder what it took to escalate it to a full on recall.

  2. Shockandawe

    Another Ford Quality is Job 1 recall.

    1. RWFA

      So who does Schlock And Blah serve with this comment on every quality related article?


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