Ford Motor Company has issued a recall (PDF) for more than 225,000 F-150 pickup trucks manufactured from 2013 to 2014 over defective master brake cylinders that can leak and fail, increasing the risk of a crash.
Update: Safety Regulators to Investigate Ford F-150 Brake Failure
October 4, 2016 – U.S. vehicle safety regulators have launched an investigation into complaints of brake problems with more than 280,000 newer model Ford F-150 pickup trucks, according to the NHTSA. The agency said there have been at least 25 customer complaints of “a sudden and complete loss of brakes” associated with 2015 and 2016 model year F-150s that have 3.5-liter engines.
What’s the Problem?
May 25, 2016 – The Ford brake recall comes just over 2 months after the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced an investigation into complaints from F-150 owners about brake fluid leaking from the master cylinder into the booster, resulting in loss of brake power.
NHTSA said it has received at least 33 complaints about the problem, including some drivers reporting that brake pedals can suddenly go to the floor with a complete loss of braking. At least 4 crashes have been linked to the issue, although no injuries have been reported. Other drivers reported that mechanics told them brake fluid had leaked from the master cylinder to the brake booster, causing the problem.
Vehicles affected by the recall include F-150s equipped with 3.5-liter GTDI engines manufactured at the Dearborn, Michigan plant from August 1, 2013 to August 22, 2014, as well as those made at the Kansas plant from August 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014.
Ford Recalls 830,000 Vehicles to Fix Defective Door Latches
August 5, 2016 – Ford Motor Company yesterday announced the recall of 830,000 cars and vans in the U.S. and Mexico for the replacement of faulty side-door latches, according to Reuters. While drivers may have difficulty shutting doors, doors may also open after having been closed, posing a safety risk. To date, at least one accident which resulted in an injury has been linked to the problem, according to Ford.
Do I Have a Ford F-150 Brake Failure Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Ford recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new brake failure cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you were injured as the result of a Ford F-150 brake failure, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.