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: www.nhtsa.gov
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There was a Customer Satisfaction Program for this, 22N02. Wonder what it took to escalate it to a full on recall.
Thanks, Mike. I remember getting something from Ford last year and I thought it was a recall. They extended the brake warranty to 10 years and said that bringing it in wasn’t necessary unless a loss in braking power was occurring. Wish they’d recall it for the engine coolant intrusion issue instead (which I haven’t yet had). ’17 Fusion.
Like you, I also received a letter some time ago on this issue.
Asked the dealership who said ‘unless your brake pedal travels to the floor, don’t worry’.
This is all a bit unnerving as a brake hose is pretty basic stuff… losing your brakes is a major problem on so many levels.
Another Ford Quality is Job 1 recall.
So who does Schlock And Blah serve with this comment on every quality related article?