Certain Ford Bronco Sport & Ford Escape Vehicles Recalled
Ford Motor Company Recalling Certain 2021-2022 Bronco Sport And Escape Vehicles – Rear Brake Linings May Have Been Manufactured Incorrectly
Your vehicle MAY be involved in a safety recall which MAY create a safety risk for you or your passengers. If left unrepaired, a potential safety defect could lead to injury or even death. Safety defects must be repaired by a dealer at no cost to you. The following MAY APPLY to your vehicle if it is listed below. Please click on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) Recall ID Number below to learn more about the safety issue and the reason for the vehicle recall.
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected: 114,996
Summary & Remedy
Ford Motor Company (“Ford”) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Ford Bronco Sport and Ford Escape vehicles. The rear brake linings may have been manufactured incorrectly, which can affect braking performance. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 135, “Light Vehicle Brake Systems.” During certain situations, the driver may have to apply more brake pedal force, and the distance required to stop the vehicle may be extended, increasing the risk of a crash.
The remedy is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 10, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 21C31. 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 nhtsa.gov.
To find out if your vehicle is included in the recall, please use the NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool.
What Is A Vehicle Recall?
When a manufacturer or the NHTSA determines that a vehicle creates an unreasonable risk to safety or fails to meet minimum safety standards, the manufacturer is required to fix that vehicle at no cost to the owner. The fix, or repair, can be accomplished by repairing, replacing, offering a refund (for equipment) or, in rare cases, repurchasing the car/vehicle.
What should I do if my vehicle is included in this recall?
If your vehicle is included in a specific recall, it is very important that you get it fixed as soon as possible given the potential danger to you and your passengers if it is not addressed. You should receive a separate letter in the mail from the vehicle manufacturer, notifying you of the recall and explaining when the remedy will be available, whom to contact to repair your vehicle, and to remind you that the repair will be done at no charge to you. If you believe your vehicle is included in the recall, but you do not receive a letter in the mail from the vehicle manufacturer, please call NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236, or contact your vehicle manufacturer or dealership.
For additional recall information, please click Vehicle Recall FAQs.
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration