Ford recalls more than 1.3 million Fusion, Lincoln MKZ cars

(March 18, 2023) WASHINGTON —Ford is recalling more than 1.3 million older model sedans globally for front brake hoses that might rupture and leak brake fluid. The recall covers certain 2013-18 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles. It affects nearly 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S., about 66,000 in Canada and 18,000 in Mexico, Ford said.

If the front brake hose ruptures and leaks brake fluid, drivers "may experience an increase in pedal travel together with a reduction in the rate of deceleration, increasing the risk of a crash," according to a recall report released Thursday.

Drivers also may notice a change in the brake pedal's "feel and travel," and the fluid warning indicator light may turn on, the report said. Ford told NHTSA it was aware of one report of an accident with no mention of injury related to this condition.

To fix the issue, dealers will replace the front brake hoses. Ford said it expected to notify dealers starting Monday. Owners will be notified starting April 17.

Source: Automotive News