Ford Recalls Over 62,000 Vehicles in Canada Due to a Leaky Brake Hose

August 17, 2020

Ford has issued a recall affecting over 62,000 vehicles in Canada because of a leaky brake hose.

Date of recall: August 12, 2020

Vehicles affected

This recall covers two different models, totaling 62,876 in Canada, plus another 488,594 in the United States:

  • 2015-18 Ford Edge
  • 2016-18 Lincoln MKX

What’s the problem?

The issue stems from the front brake hoses, which can rupture and cause brake fluid to leak out. Too much fluid loss can pose a problem in that it will take more to stop the vehicle, thereby increasing the distance before it comes to a full stop. Drivers may find a clue confirming something is wrong if they see the brake warning light appear on the dashboard. That is an indication that brake fluid is running low.

Ford hasn’t reported any crashes or injuries related to the defect. 

What’s the fix?

Dealers will replace the brake hoses with new ones that sport a braided material to ward off any potential ruptures. The repair will be done free of charge.

What do you do?

Ford will begin notifying affected owners starting in September by mail with instructions on your next steps. 

Enter your Ford 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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