Ford is recalling more than 600,000 model-year 2006-10 Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, and Mercury Milan sedans due to brake issues. A faulty valve within the braking system could make it necessary for the car’s brake pedal to be pushed harder and further than usual for the brakes to engage, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford did not immediately announce an owner notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 800-392-3673 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will replace any faulty valves and pressure flush the brake system with a different kind of brake fluid. Dealers will also replace the brake fluid reservoir cap to indicate the use of DOT 4 brake fluid instead of DOT 3 fluid, which was originally recommended.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.