Ford Motors has issued three recalls affecting more than 500,000 vehicles in North America. The cars covered by the recalls are 2016-18 Lincoln MKX, 2015-18 Ford Edge, 2020 Lincoln Corsair, and 2020 Ford F-150.
2015-18 Ford Edge/ 2016-18 Lincoln MKX — FR Brake Jounce Hose
The first recall concerns the front brake jounce hoses on Edge and MKX vehicles that can rupture and result in a brake fluid leakage.
A brake fluid leak may increase the brake pedal travel, cause the brake pedal to feel slushy and increase braking distance. Fortunately, as the brake fluid gets lower, the driver will be alerted via a light on the dashboard.
“The driver may experience an increase in brake pedal travel, together with a reduction in the rate of deceleration, increasing the risk of a crash,” – said Ford in a statement.
This issue affects 2015-2018 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX manufactured at the Oakville Assembly plant between June 25th, 2014 to December 21st, 2017 (Edge) and November 11th, 2014 to December 21st, 2017 (MKX).
A total of 488,594 vehicles in the US and Federal territories, 62,876 vehicles in Canada, and 7,140 vehicles in Mexico are affected by the recall.
Ford immediately asked the dealers to replace the faulty front brake jounce hose with a new one. The company redesigned the tube with a more robust braided material.
The Ford reference number for this recall is 20S42.
2020 Lincoln Corsair — Coils Springs
The second recall affects the new 2020 Lincoln Corsair assembled at the Louisville Assembly plant from January 7th, 2019 to October 21st, 2019.
The recall is due to insufficient clearance between the left and right rear coil springs and the toe link bracket resulting in the spring getting in contact with the bracket.
According to Ford, that might increase the wear and tear of the protective coating of the coil springs, which will then lead to corrosion, significantly reducing the lifespan of the springs. Ultimately, these issues can lead to fracturing and separation of the spring from the vehicle.
This recall affects 2,965 vehicles in the US, 491 vehicles in Canada, and 141 vehicles in Mexico.
Ford asked the dealers to inspect the adequacy of the clearance between the toe link bracket and rear coil springs. If necessary, dealers should install new rear coil springs.
The reference number for this recall is 20S41.
2020 Ford F-150 — Battery Cable
The third recall is about the new 2020 Ford F-150 manufactured between June 30th, 2020 and July 1st, 2020 at the Kansas City Assembly plant.
According to Ford, some F-150 models may have an improper attachment nut on the positive battery cable (B+), which connects to the starter motor. The issue could cause increased heat generation and even fire.
Ford asked the dealers to replace the positive battery cable for the starter.
The reference number for this recall is 20S40.