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Recall 16V345000

Brake Fluid Leaks From Master Cylinder

Recall Details

Brake fluid may leak from the brake master cylinder into the brake booster assembly, resulting in a possible reduction or loss of braking. Dealers will replace the brake master cylinder and if necessary the brake booster free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

Brake fluid may leak under the hood internally from the master cylinder into the brake booster.  This fluid leak may not be visible, but eventually would cause loss of front brake system operation. This would increase risk of an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in July, 2016. If you do 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 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. The Ford recall number is 16S24.

Affected Cars

Brakes, May 24, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 24, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
225,012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V345000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 F-150 vehicles manufactured August 1, 2013, to August 31, 2014 equipped with 3.5L engines. The brake master cylinder reservoir may lose brake fluid into the brake booster.
Consequence
A loss of brake fluid may reduce or cause a complete loss of front brake function. Each of these scenarios increases the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake master cylinder and, if necessary, the brake booster, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 11, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S24.
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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