Master cylinder leaks are allowing brake fluid to leak into the brake boosters of nearly 271,000 F-150 trucks. That stops the boosting and — not surprisingly — your ability to come to safely come to a stop.
Ford says the problem only affects the front wheels, so rear braking isn’t affected. But that wasn’t enough to stop 9 accidents, however, which have all been attributed to the sudden loss of stopping power.
The recalled trucks are from the 2013 and 2014 model years. They all have the 3.5-liter GTDI engine and were built between 08/01/13 and 08/22/14.