WASHINGTON — Ford Motor Co. is recalling practically 115,000 Bronco Sport and Escape automobiles within the U.S. over a defect with the rear brake linings that would have an effect on braking efficiency.
The recall covers automobiles from the 2021-22 mannequin years.
Ford stated it’s “conducting analysis” to verify the affected automobile inhabitants, however estimates the recall will cowl 114,996 U.S. automobiles, in line with a security recall report posted to NHTSA’s web site Thursday.
The rear brake linings on these automobiles may need been manufactured incorrectly, and “throughout sure conditions, the driving force might have to use extra brake pedal power, and the space required to cease the automobile could also be prolonged, rising the danger of a crash,” the automaker stated in a discover to U.S. auto security regulators.
Ford stated it’s not conscious of any accidents or accidents associated to the difficulty.
German provider Continental’s unit in Mexico — Continental Automotive Mexicana — manufactures the brake linings.
Ford stated it’s nonetheless validating a service repair. As a tentative treatment, sellers will exchange the entrance and rear brake linings with a better friction design.
Sellers can be notified beginning Jan. 3. Automobile house owners can be notified beginning Jan. 10.