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Stopping distances could increase says Ford
This could increase the distance needed to stop the vehicle, which could “increase the risk of a crash.” So far, the automaker says it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the defective brake linings. Continental Automotive Mexicana is the manufacturer of the brakes.
While it is validating a service fix, Ford says it will replace front and rear brake linings for now with a higher friction design. This is only a temporary remedy, according to Automotive News. High friction linings may wear out quicker than medium or low friction linings.
There are an awful lot of recalls
Unfortunately, multiple recalls are becoming more common. Not only with Ford, but seemingly with all of the automakers. And a combination of COVID-related shutdowns, supplier issues, and the development of electric vehicles have added to the complexities of producing cars. The hope is that as ICE vehicles slowly get phased out, the less complex EVs will see fewer recalls.
As for the Bronco Sport and Escape recall, vehicle owners will begin to be notified on January 10, 2022. If you have questions or concerns you can go to the Ford Recall Support website or the NHTSA website. In either case, you’ll need to plug in your VIN number to receive more info.