Ford recalls 558,000 midsize SUVs over braking problem – Roadshow

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Numerous Ford Edge crossovers are being recalled for a doable brake downside.


Ford introduced three new security recollects on Wednesday, the biggest of which impacts 558,610 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX SUVs in North America. Ford can also be recalling 3,597 Lincoln Corsair crossovers and 431 Ford F-150 pickup vans for separate points.

For the large recall, the fashions affected are the 2015-2018 Edge and 2016-2018 MKX. Ford says the autos have compromised entrance brake jounce hoses that would rupture, inflicting a brake fluid leak. “If the brake fluid reservoir is depleted under a sure stage, the brake fluid warning indicator gentle will illuminate,” Ford mentioned in an announcement. “The motive force could expertise a rise in brake pedal journey, along with a discount within the fee of deceleration, growing the danger of a crash.”

Of the 558,610 affected autos, 488,594 are within the US, 62,876 are in Canada and seven,140 are in Mexico. Ford says it’s unaware of any accidents or accidents associated to this concern.

The 2020 Lincoln Corsair is being recalled as a result of the autos “could have inadequate clearance between the left and proper rear coil springs and the toe hyperlink bracket,” in accordance with Ford. This might trigger the spring and bracket to the touch, inflicting corrosion, which in time could result in fracture of the spring.

Solely 2,965 Corsairs are affected within the US, with an extra 491 in Canada and 141 in Mexico. Once more, Ford says it doesn’t have document of any accidents brought on by this downside.

Lastly, the F-150 recall issues solely 431 vans within the US, all from the 2020 mannequin yr. Ford says the pickups “could have been constructed with an improper attachment nut used to lock the constructive battery cable (B+) to the starter motor,” which may result in elevated warmth era and presumably a fireplace.

As with all security recollects, the restore work for these might be carried out by Ford sellers without charge to homeowners. If you wish to examine in case your automobile is affected by considered one of these points — or another recall, for that matter — take a look at Roadshow’s handy car recall guide.

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Steven Ewing