A brake hose problem is forcing the recall of Ford F-150 pickup trucks as well as the Lincoln Mark LT truck. The truck recall involves 650,000 2005 and 2006 trucks.
Ford trucks covered by the recall are equipped with 5.4-liter engines. The brake hose on those trucks can detach from an intake manifold, causing the driver to lose the “assist” function that provides additional power to the brakes, according to the safety notice.
The trucks could still be stopped with remaining braking power but it would require drivers to apply “more force to the pedal,” Ford spokesman Wes Sherwood said.
Ford will contact owners of the recalled trucks to schedule a repair o the brake hose. No injuries have been reported due to the faulty component. There have been 11 minor accidents reported though. Ford can be contacted for more information at 1-800-392-3673. The recall also affects around 50,000 trucks in Canada.