Connect with us
[the_ad_placement id="manual-placement"]


Ford recalls 600,000 cars due to 15 crashes



The 2010 Ford Fusion is among 600,000 cars recalled. (Photo source izmocars)

Ford Motor Company has recalled more than 600,000 cars to correct a problem that has caused 15 crashes.

The trouble is in the vehicles’ hydraulic braking system. In 15 crashes caused by the defect, two people were injured.

“In some affected vehicles, a normally closed valve inside the hydraulic control unit may stick open, which could result in extended brake pedal travel, potentially increasing the risk of a crash,” Ford said in a statement.

The recall affects the following 2006 through 2010 model-year vehicles: Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln MKZ. The cars were built between February 2006 and July 2009.

Owners of the vehicles should contact a Ford dealer to have them inspected. If the hydraulic system has signs of the defect, the dealer will replace it.

This latest recall adds to nearly 2 million vehicles the company has already recalled this year.

In June, 1.2 million Explorers were recalled due to steering issues, USA Today reports. A seat-back recliner problem necessitated the recall of 550,000 trucks and SUVs in August, and a potential drive-shaft defect caused a recall of 239,00 vehicles in October.

Copyright © 2021 Vicksburg Daily News.

Vicksburg Daily News