According to a news report posted on carbuzz.com, Ford has issued a small, but very important safety recall affecting certain SUVs and pickup trucks. The recall affects some models of F-150s, Navigators, Escapes, Corsairs, and Expeditions. This recall affects approximately 281,000 vehicles. The recall was announced after it was discovered that the affected vehicles had a serious brake master cylinder leak. The leak reduces the vehicles’ braking function in the front wheels, increasing the chance of being in a motor vehicle accident.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that the Lincoln Corsair Hybrid recall affects few cars, but the issue is very serious. The NHTSA report states that the Hybrid’s high-voltage battery system can fail, leading to a dangerous and sudden loss of power leading to potential accidents with injuries.
According to the NHTSA, the power loss transpires when a busbar terminal overheated and creates a high resistance connection, leading the battery high voltage bus voltage to fall below its functional threshold. Then the vehicle’s Hybrid Powertrain Control Module triggers a diagnostic code that tells the powertrain to stop. The recall involves an improperly seated High Voltage busbar pad. This means the High Voltage busbar pad was already out of position after manufacturing.
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