Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for about 1.5 million vehicles in order to address issues with brake hoses, wiper arms and other parts.
The massive recall involves a range of vehicles made between 2014 and 2019, including Ford Fusions, Lincoln MKZs, Ford Escapes, and Lincoln MKCs. Ford stated that the issue is related to the potential for brake hoses to become damaged, which can lead to a loss of braking power and increase the risk of a crash.
In addition to the brake hose issue, the recall also addresses a potential problem with the electrical connection to the wiper arms on some vehicles. If left unattended, the connection could fail and the wiper arms could become inoperable.
Ford has indicated that it is not aware of any incidents related to either of these issues, although it has received some reports of brake hoses becoming damaged. The company is asking all affected owners to bring their vehicles to a Ford dealership as soon as possible in order to have the defects addressed.
The recall is the latest in a long line of safety-related issues for Ford, which has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years for a variety of issues, including the faulty ignition switches on some of its vehicles. The company is taking proactive steps to address these issues and ensure that its vehicles are safe for drivers and passengers.