DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Company (Ford) issued a safety recall for certain 2021 F-150 pickup trucks after learning about a problem with the electronic brake booster.
Specifically, the brake booster may leak brake fluid into the electronic control unit (ECU). Should this happen, the driver may have difficulty braking and stopping the pickup truck. Indeed, without the assistances of the brake booster, a driver would be unable to properly stop a vehicle. The booster design amplifies pressure on the brake pedal’s lever.
The recall is the fourth for the newest Ford F-150 pickup truck. The other three recalls this year include inadequate windshield bonding, a two-piece driveshaft that disconnects, and potentially damaged steering gear.
Brake Fluid Leak
There have been multiple reports of brake fluid leaking into the pickup truck’s engine control unit. The Ford supplier, ZF Active Safety and Electronics, found there is an incomplete pressure sensor clinch. This creates a path for fluid to leak or migrate into the ECU.
Ford has reviewed its supplier and production records. This identified 169 brake boosters that were assembled at outside facilities that do not meet original design quality control and assurance specifications. Also, there were 51 assemblies “inadvertently shipped to the Dearborn Truck Plant and assembled into vehicles.”
Also, due to the faulty design, the dealership will need to update the vehicles with the all-new brake booster, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Ford will notify owners of the half-ton trucks by mail between July 26th to July 30th. The company is not aware of any injuries or collisions, but there are 12 claims.
Other Recalls for 2021 Ford F-150 Pickup Trucks
MAY 28, 2021 — Recent Ford F-150 Recalls include certain 2021 F-150 vehicles with a steering gear that may have internal damage. This may lead to difficulty steering. Or, the driver may not be able to rotate the steering wheel while driving. A loss of steering power may lead to a collision.
MAY 23, 2021 — Certain 2021 F-150 vehicles equipped with two-piece driveshafts were improperly assembled. These vehicles may experience driveshaft separation. Should this happen, the vehicle may have a sudden loss of drive power or unintended vehicle movement. For example, if the vehicle is in park without the parking brake applied, it could potentially crash.
FEBRUARY 2021 — Ford Is recalling certain 2021 F-150 and 2020-2021 F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 Super Duty vehicles. During the manufacture of these vehicles, the windshield may not have been properly bonded to the vehicle. This leads them to become vulnerable to detach in the event of a crash. Also, these vehicles do not comply with requirements by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 212, “Windshield Mounting.”
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