Ford has issued a new recall for several vehicles because of some problems with their parking brake.
According to the car manufacturer, there are a total of approximately 8,000 vehicles in North America which are affected by this recall. Owners of the models will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with their parking brake solved because in these affected vehicles, the parking brake might not fully engage, increasing the risk of a crash and injury. The company is not aware of any accidents of injuries related to this condition.
“In these vehicles, the parking brake might not engage fully, which is a compliance issue with FMVSS 135 regarding brake systems. Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue. Dealers will inspect the vehicle and, if necessary, replace the parking brake control assembly at no cost to the customer”, says the automaker in its press release.
The affected models are the 2015 to 2016 Ford Explorer and certain units of the 2015 Taurus, Flex, Lincoln MKX and MKT. There are a total of 7,195 units affected in the United States and federalized territories, 799 units in Canada and one unit in Mexico. The recall is expected to start soon but no notification schedule has been announced so far. If you happen to own one of the vehicles mentioned above and you would like to know more on the topic, you should contact your local Ford representative.