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May 25, 2016

Ford recalls 271,000 F-150s for brake job

Ford is recalling 271,00 2013-2014 F-150 vehicles in North America to replace brake master cylinders.

Ford is recalling 271,00 2013-2014 F-150 vehicles in North America to replace brake master cylinders.

In some vehicles, the automaker said in a statement, it is possible brake effectiveness could be reduced due to brake fluid leaking from the brake master cylinder into the brake booster, increasing the risk of a crash. The brake fluid leak affects brakes to the front wheels only and does not affect rear wheel braking.

Ford is aware of allegations of nine accidents with no injuries, and one alleged injury involving interaction with the vehicle's brakes but not associated with an accident.

Affected vehicles are 2013-2014 F-150s with 3.5-liter GTDI engines built at Dearborn Truck Plant, 1 August, 2013 to 22 August, 2014; and Kansas City Assembly Plant, 1 August, 2013 to 31 August, 2014. There are 270,873 vehicles affected including 225,012 in the United States and federalised territories, 43,682 in Canada and 402 in Mexico.

Dealers will replace the brake master cylinder and also the brake booster if they find leaks from the brake master cylinder.

At the other end of the scale, the automaker is calling back just five 2016 Lincoln MKX vehicles to replace the seat back trim cover for the left-side second-row seat and to install a tether cover bezel. In those vehicles, the trim cover used for the second row was intended for China. As a result, the centre tether anchor is covered by the trim cover.

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