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A recall on cars is usually issued when a manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) determines that a specific model or group of vehicles has a safety-related defect. Well, Ford has a big recall this time. Now, I love my Ford Explorer, and thankfully, it is not on the list this time, but a couple of other models are.

It is important to address recalls promptly to ensure the safety of drivers, passengers, and other road users.

According to ABC NewsFord is recalling more than a million cars over a brake fluid hose issue. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says Ford Fusions and Lincoln MKZs sold between 2013 and 2018 are affected. What’s the actual issue? The NHTSA statement says, “A brake fluid leak will increase brake pedal travel and extend the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of [a] crash.” They estimate that 2% of the 1.28 million vehicles carry the defect.

The recall affects the following cars:

  • 2013 Fusion – 220,367
  • 2014 Fusion – 267,524
  • 2015 Fusion – 188,403
  • 2016 Fusion – 280,180
  • 2017 Fusion – 211,313
  • 2018 Fusion- 38
  • 2013 MKZ – 22,272
  • 2014 MKZ – 22,040
  • 2015 MKZ – 16,623
  • 2016 MKZ – 20,709
  • 2017 MKZ – 31,242
  • 2018 MKZ – 15

The recall report says owners will receive instructions in the mail during the second half of April. They can then take their vehicle to a Ford or Lincoln dealer for free hose replacement.

Source: ABC News

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