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Ford Explorer Recall 99V123000

Ford Recalls 1999 Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer Vehicles to Secure Brake Line

Brakes, May 17, 1999

RepairPal Expert Overview

Summary:

Ford has recalled certain 1999 Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer vehicles for a concern with the right front brake line to hydraulic control unit (HCU) connection. The line could potentially separate from the HCU, causing a lack of appropriate braking power. A flare nut on the brake line will be replaced to proactively prevent brake line detachment.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 1999

Manufacturer's Report Date: May 17, 1999

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 99V123000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 15,681

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THE RIGHT FRONT BRAKE LINE TO THE HYDRAULIC CONTROL UNIT (HCU) CONNECTION COULD SEPARATE CAUSING THE LINE TO LEAK WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS APPLIED.

Consequence: THIS COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF BRAKE PRESSURE TO THE FRONT WHEELS, INCREASING THE STOPPING DISTANCE.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FLARE NUT ON THE BRAKE LINE.

Notes: OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 17, 1999.OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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