Ford Motor Company is recalling over 1.5 million vehicles from US owners to correct leaky brake hoses. The automaker will also replace windshield wiper arms, which are likely to break. The affected models include the Lincoln MKX midsize car and the Ford Fusion, launched between 2013 and 2018.
In the latest breaking news from BNN, the safety regulators said the front brake hoses in these vehicles could rupture, leading to the leakage of brake fluid. It makes the vehicle take a longer distance when brakes are applied and could lead to an accident.
According to the details revealed in the documents on Friday.
Owners will receive notification letters soon
Ford said it will mail the notifications, beginning April 17, 2023, to the owners of these affected vehicles in the US. The owners will get a second letter after the availability of parts with dealers to correct the leakage issues. The company said its dealers will fix leaky hoses by replacing them with new hoses.
Ford tells owners to contact the dealers
Ford has informed the owners of the affected vehicles to contact their dealers. It said parts are already available with some dealers to fix the issues. According to a communiqué from Ford, only 2% of its vehicles are suffering from brake hose leak problems. The company is aware of a crash without mentioning any injuries caused by the leaky brake hose.
Ford will cover over 220,000 F-150 pickups released in 2021 in the second call. The windshield can break in these vehicles. Dealers are instructed to replace faulty windshields arms. The company will send notifications to owners of wind shield-affected vehicles beginning March 27, 2023.
Senators will force Ford to stop using Chinese technology to make batteries for EVs
Both Republican and Democratic Senators are working to prevent Ford from using technology developed by the Chinese in the production of batteries for use in EVs. Senators express reservations about using the technology because CATCL has ties to the Chinese communist party.
The automaker is working with Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATCL) under a billion-dollar contract to produce batteries for EVs that will run on the roads inside the US. According to today’s information gathered from the news websites, Ford will pass on 12% of the royalty sales to the Chinese battery manufacturer, CATCL.
In an energy conference, Manchin said he will be damned by allowing a sum of $900 from $7,500 to a Chinese company for the product for which works were started in the US. It doesn’t make sense and doesn’t tell me that the US doesn’t have smart people and technology to do this here.
Marco Rubio, a senator from Florida, has introduced a bipartisan bill, “Revoke (Restricting Electric Vehicle Outlays from Kleptomaniac Enemies) Act 2023,” in the Senate. It blocks companies that have ties to foreign companies of concern from claiming EV tax credits. If Ford is allowed to use the technology of CATCL, it will deepen its dependence on China’s communist party.
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