Ford Motor Co. announced a recall today for roughly 115,000 small SUVs under the Ford Escape and Ford Bronco Sport brands due to a dangerous brake issue.
Ford intends to repair the defect that may eventually lead to a sudden loss of braking power. Specifically, the December recall applies to certain 2021-2022 Ford Escape and Ford Bronco Sport SUVs. However, the Ford Bronco, a different model than the smaller Bronco Sport, is not included in the recall.
On certain dates during the manufacturing process, certain vehicles had incorrectly manufactured rear brake linings installed. Ford has learned that these brake linings can degrade quickly. The auto maker warns that drivers would require more force than normal when braking to be able to stop their cars, but the vehicle would eventually stop. Also, drivers would need to allow the vehicle additional braking distance.
Owners of the affected vehicles may take their SUV to the Ford dealership to have them replace the brake linings free of charge.
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