What's the Problem?
This recall affects 2014-2017 Ford F-150 pickup trucks equipped with 3.5L Ecoboost
engines, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The brake master cylinder on affected trucks may leak brake fluid into the brake booster, NHTSA said. A loss of brake fluid may result in a change in brake pedal travel and feel, increased pedal effort and reduced front brake function, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford is notifying owners and dealers will replace the brake master cylinder and inspect the brake booster, free of charge.
This recall began on June 30, 2020.
Ford EcoBoost Trucks, SUVs Recalled for Leaky Brakes
In March 2022, Ford announced that it is recalling approximately 280,000 SUVs and trucks equipped with its 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost engine over the potential for a brake fluid leak. Specifically, this recall affects Ford Expeditions and pickups from model years 2016-2017.
The problem stems from contaminated brake fluid, which erodes the seals in the brake master cylinder and allows fluid to bypass them. While any brake issue is a serious one, this particular problem is unlikely to cause sudden brake failure, and many customers might not notice the issue until they see a warning on their dashboard and hear a warning chime.
The fix for this problem involves a Ford dealership swapping out the leaky master cylinder for a new one, as well as replacing the vehicle's brake fluid.
What Does the Ford EcoBoost Engine Do?
EcoBoost is a series of turbocharged, direct-injection gasoline engines produced by Ford and originally co-developed by FEV Inc. Ford EcoBoost Engines control the vehicle's intake and exhaust valves to match engine speed and load changes. The result is improved fuel economy, reduced exhaust emissions, and increased low-end engine torque in comparison to bigger engines.
Ford considers EcoBoost technology to be less costly and more versatile than the further development of hybrid and diesel engine technologies.
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