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Recall - Front Brake Hoses Could Rupture

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2015-2018 Ford Edge and 2016-2018 Lincoln MKX

 

Front Brake Hoses Could Rupture
A ruptured front brake hose will cause a brake fluid leak, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V469000

Manufacturer Ford Motor Company

Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, SERVICE BRAKES

Potential Number of Units Affected 488,594

Summary

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Ford Edge and 2016-2018 Lincoln MKX vehicles. The front brake hoses may rupture prematurely.

Remedy

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front brake hoses with the new hoses that have a revised braid material, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Ford will send an interim notification beginning September 14, 2020 to make owners aware of the issue. A second letter will be mailed once parts are available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S42.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

7 Affected Products 

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
 
FORD EDGE 2015-2018
LINCOLN MKX 2016-2018
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This is the response I got from the dealership service manager:

 

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Ron , its not a recall as of yet just advance notice they sent to us yesterday Ford has not given any instructions as of yet will let you know when they do.

 

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Well your service manager is a tad wrong there...IT IS A RECALL.  Ford just doesn't have parts to remedy it yet.  Owner notification won't happen until mid September if I remember correctly (info from Ford OASIS which matches original post).

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I hope I haven't caused confusion by posting this recall notice.  I know many owners will be notified by mail but one concern that I have is those that don't receive the notice because their vehicle was bought used or the owner has since moved to a new address.

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54 minutes ago, AutoBuff said:

I hope I haven't caused confusion by posting this recall notice.  I know many owners will be notified by mail but one concern that I have is those that don't receive the notice because their vehicle was bought used or the owner has since moved to a new address.

No confusion, and agree it could assist someone that might not receive the mail when it arrives.

 

I got early notice from Carfax on the day it was published.

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