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Recall 14V482000

Brake Fluid Leaks From Rear Brake Hoses

Recall Details

The rear brake hoses where they meet the brake calipers on the rear wheels may develop a brake fluid leak. Dealers will replace the sealing washers on both rear brake caliper to brake hose joints free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

Brake fluid may begin to leak in the rear brake system where the brake hoses join to the brake calipers. Loss of brake fluid can lead to extended stopping distances, resulting in a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford notified known owners of affected vehicles beginning in August, 2014. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ford dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Ford recall number is 14S15.

Brakes, August 06, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 06, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,290
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V482000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Transit vehicles manufactured April 3, 2014, to May 27, 2014. Brake fluid may leak from the brake hose/caliper junctions at the rear of the vehicle.
Consequence
A brake fluid leak may lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle. If both of the rear brake junctions leak, there may a complete loss of braking. Either of these scenarios increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sealing washers on both rear brake caliper to brake hose joints, free of charge. The recall began in August 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14S15.
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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