Ford is recalling 1,280,726 model-year 2013-2018 Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles due to a brake hose issue. The front brake hoses may rupture and leak brake fluid. A brake fluid leak will increase brake pedal travel and extend the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Interim letters notifying owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed April 17, 2023. Second letters will be mailed once the remedy parts are available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 866-436-7332 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.

To resolve the issue, dealers will replace the front brake hoses.

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.