Approximately 292,000 model-year 2014-17 Ford F-150 pickup trucks equipped with the EcoBoost 3.5-liter engine are being recalled due to brake issues. The brake master cylinder may leak brake fluid into the brake booster, which could extend the truck’s stopping distance, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford will begin notifying owners on June 29. Owners can call the automaker at 866-436-7332 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 the brake master cylinder and inspect the brake booster, replacing it, as necessary.
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.