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Ford recalled 488K vehicles in the US because of front brake failure



Ford Motor Company is recalling nearly half a million vehicles in the US for safety reasons, after it was discovered that they had front brake covers at risk of breaking.

The company announced Wednesday that it would issue a recall affecting 201

5-2018 Ford Edge vehicles produced at their Oakville Assembly Plant in Ontario, Canada from June 25, 2014 to December 21, 2017, as are the 2016-2018 Lincoln MKX vehicles built at the same location from November 11, 2014 to December 21, 2017.

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“Ford is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries related to this condition,” the company said in a press release.

Ford claims that the recall affects 488,594 vehicles in the US and its territories, plus 62,876 vehicles in Canada and 7,140 in Mexico.

Owners of these cars can take them to dealers who will replace the hoses with new ones that Ford says is “modified braiding material”.

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Ford also announced two other recalls involving separate issues affecting a relatively small number of vehicles. The first thing that affects some 2020 Lincoln Corsair cars is “maybe not enough space between the left and right rear coil springs and the foot link frame”.

Ford said this could result in the coil spring’s protective coating being worn, resulting in it breaking and being thrown out of the vehicle, endangering other cars on the road.

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That recall affected 2,965 vehicles in the US, 491 vehicles in Canada and 141 vehicles in Mexico. All vehicles are produced at Ford’s Louisville plant in 2019, from January 7 to October 21. Owners can take the vehicle to the dealer, where it will check and make adjustments and replacement needed.

Another recall involves a 2020 Ford F-150 produced at the Kansas City Assembly Plant in Missouri on June 30 and July 1 this year. Ford says the affected 431 vehicles may have the wrong nut attached to the positive battery cable, which could result in an unsafe connection to the starter.

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The company warns that this could increase the potential for increased heat generation during start-up and arc discharge, and could lead to fires, although no fires have been reported. Car owners can take the car to the dealer to replace the nut.

The company also said it is not aware of any reports of injuries or accidents related to either of the recalls.

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