Ford Motor Company
a whole herd of trucks to see the team doctors over concerns about a hose in the braking system
that could adversely effect the vehicles' braking power. According to the NHTSA
, about 605,000 2005 and 2006 model year Ford F150
and Lincoln Mark LT
trucks equipped with the 3-valve 5.4-liter V8 will receive a hose replacement free of charge. The problem hose supplies the brake booster with engine vacuum, and could swell over time and eventually become disconnected. While the hydraulic braking system will function without the power assist, pedal effort will be significantly increased, and if drivers are taken off-guard by the problem an accident could occur. Ford
will start notifying owners in June, and the recall campaign will kick off in July. According to FoMoCo, there have been 11 minor accidents related to the issue. Check out more details from the NHTSA after the jump.
[Source: Detroit Free Press