Ford Recall 54,000 Vehicles Due to a Faulty Valve
Ford has issued a recall affecting about 54,000 vehicles in Canada because of a faulty valve that affects the brake pedal.
Date of recall: March 25, 2020
This recall is specific to the 2006-10 Fusion, 2006-10 Mercury Milan and 2006-10 Lincoln MKZ. It affects 54,292 vehicles in Canada only, as the recall does not apply to vehicles outside the country.
The affected vehicles were manufactured at the Hermosillo Assembly Plant from Feb. 22, 2006, to July 15, 2009.
What’s the problem?
The valve inside the hydraulic control unit is normally closed, but the defect causes it to stay open, which leads to extended brake pedal travel. This increases the risk of a crash because it takes longer to apply the brakes when drivers push on them.
Ford has reported one accident related to the defect, though no injuries have been confirmed.
What’s the fix?
Dealers will inspect the hydraulic control unit to check for any signs that the valve is stuck, or slow to respond. If necessary, they will replace the unit. They will also pressure-flush the system with DOT 4 brake fluid, and then replace the DOT 3 reservoir cap with a new DOT 4 one. The replacement and repair will be done free of charge.
What do you do?
Ford will notify affected owners by mail with instructions on taking their vehicle to a dealer for repair.
Enter your VIN at this link to learn more about this recall and find out if there are other Service Actions related to your vehicle.
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