Ford Recall F-150 And Lincoln Mark LT Pickups. Ford Motor Co., the second-biggest U.S. automaker, recalled 211,432 of its 2006 Ford F-150 and Lincoln Mark LT pickups to repair a potentially faulty warning light for anti-lock brakes.
A software error in the dashboard instruments may prevent the warning light from going on when the brake system isn’t operating, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said yesterday on its Web site. Ford will recalibrate the software and expects to start notifying owners Feb. 15, the agency said.
F-150 Accounts 60 Percent Of F-Series
The F-150 accounts for about 60 percent of F-Series pickups, the biggest-selling vehicle line in the United States. Ford sold 901,463 F-Series trucks last year. The Dearborn, Mich.-based company’s Lincoln luxury brand introduced the Mark LT in 2005.
There haven’t been any accidents related to the problem that caused the recall, Ford spokeswoman Karen Shaughnessy said.
The action covers all 2006 models of the pickups built through Dec. 13. The defect was discovered in testing before manufacturing of future model-year vehicles, she said.