Ford Motor Company announced a recall yesterday of all 2005 and 2006 Ford F-150 and Lincoln Mark LT pickup trucks with the 5.4 liter engine due to a defective part in the braking system. The recall involves approximately 600,000 vehicles in the U.S. alone.
The recall was issued after Ford received 11 reports of minor accidents after a hose detached from the manifold causing the auxiliary braking system to fail. Failure of the auxilary system does not cause total brake failure, but makes it necessary for the driver to brake much harder.
Owners of these vehicles will be receiving recall notices in the mail and repairs to the system will be done by Ford beginning in June. Meanwhile, owners can call Ford at 1-800-392-3673.