Leaky master cylinders are causing a sudden loss of pressure in the F-150’s braking system. Brakes really thrive under pressure, it’s what pushes the pads against the rotors and keeps your brake pedal from falling to the floor. You know, little stuff like that. In a twist, it’s Ford that finds themselves under pressure from a California lawsuit looking for an expansion of a previous master cylinder recall.
The plaintiff says he took the F-150 to a Ford dealer and technicians said there were no leaks on the brake lines or brake calipers but did find the brake booster was filled with brake fluid. Technicians removed and replaced the brake master cylinder and the brake booster, but the truck was out of the warranty period.
The previous recall only covered 2013 and 2014 model years with 3.5-liter engines. The plaintiff says that all F-150s, regardless of the engine, have had this issue since 2013.More information on carcomplaints.com
Ford switched to a single-seal-cup master cylinder design for the 2013 F-150 and it didn’t take long for owners to start complaining about spongy brake pedals and a sudden inability to stop their trucks.