Ford has announced a recall on approximately 2,600 model-year 2019 Fiesta hatchbacks and sedans due to brake issues. Brake calipers may have been manufactured with the incorrect assembly fluid, which can cause the caliper’s rubber seals to swell. The swollen seals can cause the brakes to drag, potentially overheating the brakes and increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford will begin notifying owners Oct. 7. 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 flush the brake fluid and replace the front brake calipers and 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.