Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 650,000 Ford F-150 and Lincoln Mark LT pickup trucks to fix a brake hose that could weaken brake power.
Ford is recalling the 2005-06 versions of the trucks with 5.4-liter three-valve engines, according to a posting today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The brake hose may swell over time and detach from the intake manifold, according to the posting. Although the brake function wouldnt be completely lost, braking would require increased brake pedal effort, the posting said.
Ford spokesman Wes Sherwood said 11 minor accidents caused by the issue were reported, a sufficient number for the automaker to act. No injuries were reported, he said.
More than 600,000 of the trucks are in the United States and about 50,000 are in Canada, Sherwood said. Ford said its dealers will replace the hose at no charge to customers, who will receive a letter notifying them about the recall in June.