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U.S. regulators open investigation into brake issues on Ford F-150 trucks

U.S. automobile safety regulators have started to investigate complaints of brake issues in an approximated 282,000 new model year Ford F-150 pickup, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated on its website.

There have been 25 customer complaints that consist of claims of an unexpected and total loss of brakes, the agency stated. The cars impacted are the 2015 and 2016 model year F-150s that include 3.5-liter engines.

No injuries or accidents have been filed, the NHTSA stated.

Ford spokesperson Elizabeth Weigandt stated the company is complying with federal authorities.

The investigation was among 3 opened last Wednesday for Ford automobiles. Separate investigations into 2011-2013 design year Edge SUVs and 2010 Fusion sedans were published on the NHTSA website on Monday.

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2 thoughts on “U.S. regulators open investigation into brake issues on Ford F-150 trucks

  1. I previously asked “Does this only apply to the normally aspirated 3.5 or also the Eco Boost 3.5?”

    An article on http://q13fox.com/2016/10/05/ford-f-150-brakes-under-investigation-by-regulators/ states “The investigation follows a recall for the same problem, announced last May, of 225,000 model year 2013 and 2014 F-150 pickups with Ford’s turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine. The trucks involved in this new investigation have that same engine.”

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