Anti-Lock Braking System May Not Function As Intended
Brakes, April 27, 2007
RepairPal Expert Overview
Our Quick Take:
The brakes may not function as intended, which could cause a crash.
What Should You Do?
We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) may not function as intended. Please contact your Ford dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
The front and rear right side brake lines may have been reversed at the ABS hydraulic control unit during vehicle assembly. The brakes may not function as intended, which could cause a crash. Dealers will inspect the ABS hydraulic control unit and brake line connections, and reposition them as needed. The recall began April 27, 2007. The Ford recall number is 07C16.
Mfr's Report Date:
April 27, 2007
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
Potential Number of Units Affected:
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEMS (ABS) FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 135, ¿PASSENGER CAR BRAKE SYSTEMS." THE FRONT AND REAR RIGHT SIDE BRAKE LINES MAY BE REVERSED AT THE ABS HYDRAULIC CONTROL UNIT.
THE BRAKES MAY NOT OPERATE AS INTENDED, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BRAKE LINE CONNECTIONS AND THE HYDRAULIC CONTROL UNIT AND REPOSITION THEM FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 27, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
FORD RECALL NO. 07C16. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration