2014-2017 Ford F-150 Brake Fluid Leak: Recall Alert

2016 Ford F-150 Side Profile

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By Patrick Masterson

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 292,000 model-year 2014-17 Ford F-150 pickup trucks equipped with the EcoBoost 3.5-liter engine

The Problem: The brake master cylinder may leak brake fluid into the brake booster, which may result in a change in brake pedal travel and feel, increased pedal effort and reduced front brake function, possibly requiring greater effort and distance to stop the truck, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford said it is aware of seven low-speed/low-impact accident allegations and two injuries associated with the issue.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the brake master cylinder and inspect the brake booster, replacing it, as necessary, for free.

What Owners Should Do: Ford will begin notifying owners June 29. Owners can call the automaker at 866-436-7332, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Ford F-150

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