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Recall 15V464000

Parking Brake May Not Fully Engage

Recall Details

The parking brake may not hold the vehicle securely when engaged. Dealers will test the parking brake system operation and replace the control assembly as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The parking brake may not fully engage as intended when it is applied. This could result in the vehicle rolling away.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ford vehicle must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford began notifying known owners of affected vehicles when the recall was announced, in August 2015. 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 dealers below. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Brakes, July 24, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 24, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
7,165
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V464000
Component
PARKING BRAKE
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, and Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured May 4, 2015, to May 23, 2015, Lincoln MKT vehicles manufactured May 4, 2015, to May 21, 2015, and 2015-2016 Ford Explorer vehicles manufactured May 4, 2015, to May 23, 2015. The affected vehicles have a parking brake that may not fully engage when applied. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."
Consequence
If the parking brake does not fully engage and the transmission is left in a gear other than 'Park' while on a slope, the vehicle may roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will test the operation of the parking brake system, and if necessary, replace the parking brake control assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 31, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15C07.
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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