While many people can’t wait to get behind the wheels of the coming 2021 Ford F-150 pickup truck, the American automaker has recently issued an urgent recall for over 500 thousand units of its older F-150, Edge, Lincoln Corsair and MKX models.
The new recall is split into 3 different safety campaigns that highlight recently detected common problems with the announced models.
Certain units of the Ford F-150, Edge, Lincoln Corsair and MKX models are affected in 3 new recalls issued by Ford
According to reports, the first issued recall affects all the Lincoln MKX midsize SUV models sold between 2016 to 2018 and also the Ford Edge SUV models sold between 2015 and 2018.
The campaign states that the jounce hoses of the front brake in these models could rupture at any time, which leads to leakage of the brake fluid and poses a risk of possible brake failure (failed deceleration).
This first recall includes a total of 7,140 vehicles in Mexico, 62,876 cars in Canada and a huge 488,594 vehicles in the U.S. The affected Lincoln MKX units were produced between 11th of November 2014 and 21st of December 2017 while the affected Ford Edge units were produced between 25th of June 2014 and 21st of December 2017.
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The second recall affects the 2020 Lincoln Corsair involving a total of 2,965 units in the U.S, 141 units in Mexico, and 491 units in Canada that were produced between the 7th of January and 21st of October 2019.
The automaker claims that the affected cars in the second recall are prone to facing a problem of their right and left coil springs having insufficient clearance with their toe link bracket. This issue could lead to other damages that could later pose a risk of possible accidents with time.
The final recall which is also the third safety campaign only affects a total of 431 units of the Ford F-150 pickup truck model that were produced at Kansas in the United States between 30th of June and 1st of July 2020. The safety campaign states that the affected vehicles are likely to have a bad attachment nut which is supposed to fasten the B+ (positive) battery cable to the vehicle’s starter motor. This problem has been observed to pose the risk of a possible fire hazard if not fixed.
All affected car owners are expected to contact the nearest Ford dealer in order to have their vehicle inspected and repaired for “free” if any of the highlighted issues are detected. Below is a video confirming this new report;
Ford Recalls 550,000 Vehicles Including the F150