Recall 99V123000

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

Affected Cars:

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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
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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