- Some Ford BroncoSport and Escape SUVsNHTSA has recalled the vehicles, which have a brake system.
- Beginning in January, recalls will be made for 114,996 vehicles. These include mainly 2021 models and a few 2022s.
- FordIt stated that it has not yet heard of any injuries or accidents related to these incidents.
FordWill recall almost 115,000Model 2021 and 2022 BroncoSport and Escape SUVsDue to a possible reduction in power brake performance of the vehicle due to the rear brake-lining. FordIt stated that it was not aware of any injuries or accidents caused by this issue.
NHTSA determined that the cause was the friction coefficient of rear brake-caliper lines being below specification. NHTSA chronology states that the agency performed a compliance audit of the stopping distance test on the 2021. Bronco Sport. Sport. FordNHTSA was told by NHTSA in December 2018 that its internal certification tests had revealed a stopping distance of less than 150 meters (492 feet). When FordRe-testing the vehicle in the same conditions revealed that it took nearly 178 meters (584 feet), to stop.
NHTSA sent a letter to the NHTSA stating that “in certain circumstances, the driver may need to apply more brake force and the distance required for the vehicle to stop may be increased, increasing the risk to a crash.” Ford.
The 2021–2022 EscapeThe brake system is the same as the BroncoSport means that the NHTSA compliance test applies to that vehicle. This is why not all 2021 or 2022 BroncoThe reason that Escapes and Sports are being recalled is because this problem affects only vehicles without a brake vacuum booster vacuum sensor. If the vehicle has a vacuum sensor, it can detect a booster malfunction. The ABS module can then compensate for the problem. Any BroncoSport and Escape SUVsNHTSA stated that vehicles equipped with an electronic brake booster are not affected by the issue. They have higher system pressures in case of malfunction.
These potentially defective brakes were installed in 2021-2022 BroncoSport SUVsBetween January 27 and November 11, 2021. The affected Escapes were constructed between December 14, 2020 and October 26, 2021. FordIt said that it is still verifying the total number affected vehicles at 114,996 in America. This includes 65,429 from the 2021. BroncoSport, 12 2022 models, and 49,553 Escapes 2021 and two 2022 models. According to Automotive News the brake linings were supplied in Mexico by Continental’s Continental Automotive Mexicana unit.
FordHasn’t shipped any BroncoSince November 9, the Louisville and Hermosillo assembly plants have been offering sports or escapes. Customers will be notified by the automaker on January 10 so they can bring their cars in for a fix. In the meantime, BroncoSport and EscapeOwners can check the NHTSA recalls web site to determine if their vehicle has been involved.
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