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Recall 14V406000

Brake Reservoir Cap Mislabeled

Recall Details

The cap for the brake fluid reservoir does not indicate the proper brake fluid to use for the vehicle. This could result in the improper fluid being added in error. Dealers will replace the brake reservoir cap with a proper one free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The cap for the brake fluid reservoir does not indicate the proper brake fluid needed for the vehicle. This could result in the wrong brake fluid being added.

What Should You Do?

Ford notified owners of affected vehicles starting in July 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Ford recall number is 14C06.

Brakes, July 2, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 2, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
368
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V406000
Component
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2014 Transit Connect vehicles manufactured March 1, 2014, through May 15, 2014. The affected vehicles may have a brake reservoir cap that does not have the required text advising owners which brake fluid the vehicle uses. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."
Consequence
Without the correct brake reservoir label on the cap someone may add the wrong brake fluid, causing damage to the brake system seals, resulting in brake fluid leaks, lengthened stopping distances and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Ford has notified owners. Dealers will replace the brake reservoir cap with a correct one, free of charge. The recall began on July 14, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14C06.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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