Ford has recalled approximately 271,ooo F-150 trucks for leaking brake fluid. The recall covers 2013 – 2014 model years with trucks that have the 3.5L V6 engine. The problem consists of faulty brake master cylinders can lose fluid that results in a loss of braking power at the front wheels. So far the issue has reportedly resulted in nine accidents but no direct injuries. There was, however, one indirect injury that came when a driver hurt his or her knee while applying the brakes.
Only the front brakes are affected while the rear brakes will not lose their stopping ability. To repair the problem, Ford dealers will replace the brake master cylinder and the brake booster if needed. Consumers with affected F-150 trucks will be contacted by Ford by the week of July 11th. All costs associated with the repair will be free of charge to the owners.
Besides the 270,873 affected vehicles in the U.S., there are an additional 43,682 in Canada and just 402 in Mexico.
Since that story was a bit of a downer, we will spill the beans and say that we have an F-150 with a 3.5L EcoBoost engine scheduled to arrive in our fleet shortly. We will be bringing you a very special video featuring that truck as soon as we can. Until then, check out this recent video from Nathan and Andre’s trip to Arizona comparing the Ram Rebel to the Power Wagon.