July 22, 2015

Ford recalls Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Lincoln MKS and MKT for parking brake issue

Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for 7,964 vehicles in North America, including certain 2015-2016 Ford Explorer, and certain 2015 Taurus and Flex, as well as Lincoln MKS and MKT vehicles for an issue with the parking brake. In these vehicles, the parking
brake might not engage fully, which is a compliance issue with FMVSS 135 regarding brake systems.

Affected vehicles include certain 2015-2016 Ford Explorer vehicles built at Chicago Assembly Plant, May 4, 2015 through May 23, 2015; certain 2015 Ford Taurus vehicles built at Chicago Assembly Plant, May 4, 2015 through May 23, 2015; certain 2015 Ford Flex vehicles built at Oakville Assembly Plant, May 4, 2015 through May 23, 2015; certain 2015 Lincoln MKS vehicles built at Chicago Assembly Plant, May 4, 2015 through May 23, 2015; and certain Lincoln MKT vehicles built at Oakville Assembly Plant, May 4, 2015 through May 21, 2015.

There are 7,165 vehicles in the United States and federalized territories, 799 in Canada and one in Mexico.
Dealers will inspect the vehicle and, if necessary, replace the parking brake control assembly at no cost to the customer.


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