Ford Service Brakes, Hydraulic Fluid


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Ford Thunderbird 1987
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 16, 1996
Location:
Mount Clemen, MI

aftermarket brake fluid has damaged brake system on the vehicle, brand name is superior, distributed by dpi in chicago, il 60632. tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Thunderbird 1987
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 16, 1996
Location:
Mount Clemen, MI

aftermarket brake fluid has damaged brake system on the vehicle, brand name is superior, distributed by dpi in chicago, il 60632. tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford E350 1989
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 15, 1996
Location:
Clinton To, MI

brake fluid overheated, causing brake failure. *dh

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FDKE30G1KH. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford F150 1992
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 06, 1995
Location:
Charleston, SC

due to overheating of the brake fluid the vehicle lost all braking ability. this happened while vehicle was towing a 29 foot rv. vehicle serviced by mechanic. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMEE11H5NH. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Taurus 1996
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 25, 1996
Location:
Oceanside, CA

brake fluid level indicator switch replaced.

0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP52U9TG. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 18, 1995. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford TAURUS 1996 Drive type:FWD. Ford TAURUS 1996 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Fluid Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph.

Ford Taurus 1992
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Dedham, MA

brake fluid leak.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FACP55UBNA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 1992. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford TAURUS 1992 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford TAURUS 1992 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Fluid Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Econoline 1991
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Peadmont, CA

when going down hill the brake fluid got extremely hot, causing the vehicle to lose the brakes. the manufacturer has been notified. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FCKE33G0MH. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Windstar 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 15, 1998
Location:
Soxpm, IL

consumer saw brake fluid leakage on the garage floor. he had to continue adding brake fluid. service put vehicle on rack saw the leak coming from the brake line on left side of master cylinder/ down and across. underneath/at the cross of the catalytic converter to the right front wheel cylinder fluid leaked right above the catalytic converter. the shield was not protecting the brake line from catalytic converter. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDA5148SB. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford E-150 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Aug 01, 1998
Location:
Zeppyr, FL

when driving the vehicle and applying the brakes the abs brakes light keeps coming on and going off. the fuel blew out of the hydraulic brake unit due to fluid contamination. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FDEE14H5SH. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Windstar 1996
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Torrance, CA

recall 99v147000. dealer did not take care for recall, and told consumer not to worry about it. manufacturer told owner to call nhtsa to receive the necessary treatment. *ak

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford E-150 1993
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Chicago, IL

rear brake system failed due to contaminated (dirty) brake fluid.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FDEE14N2PH. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 05, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford E-150 1993 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford E-150 1993 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Fluid Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph.

Ford Windstar 1995
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Elmhurst, MA

consumer has noticed a brake fluid leak onto the brake assembly which could cause brake failure. also abs brake warning light is illuminated on the dash. consumer has contacted the dealer. please provide any further details. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDA5143SW. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Ranger 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 14, 2001
Location:
East Arlington, VT

vehicle had come to a complete stop, consumer kept foot on brake, vehicle rolled forward and rear ended vehicle in front, brakes had failed. towed to dealer, who found brake system contaminated with motor oil. dealer refused to honor warranty, stated consumer must have put motor oil in brake line.*ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTYR14V3YT. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford RANGER 2000 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Fluid Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Contour 1993
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 12, 2003
Location:
Arlington, MA

the brake warning light illuminated on the dash board, because the vehicle lost brake fluid. 8jb

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford F-150 2003
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Aug 29, 2003
Location:
Key Largo, FL

my brake fluid appears black as coffee at 14,000 miles in seven months. is this premature degradation? the brakes work ok and local ford dealer says this color is normal. everything i read about brake fluid says it should stay amber colored. vin #[xxx] have other f150's pickups had brake failures? should i be concerned? thank you, [xxx]. *ak information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr

Mileage was 12500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRW07663K. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 08, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford F-150 2003 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Fluid Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: World Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 3052389211 . Dealer's city: Miami . Dealer's state code: FL. Dealer's zipcode: 33157 .

Ford Escape 2002
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 21, 2004
Location:
Ware, MA

brake "idiot" light on dashboard lit.. out of brake fluid.. dealer stated defective brake fluid reservoir cap - replaced - questioned why it was out of fluid when the fluids were supposed to have been "checked and topped off" at last oil change 3k miles previously - (i had also reported grinding brakes noise at that oil change which i was told was just due to excessive brake dust buildup.. ) *ak

0 person(s) died.Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 23, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford ESCAPE 2002 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford ESCAPE 2002 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Fluid Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Northampton Ford . Dealer's city: Northampton . Dealer's state code: MA.

Ford Escape 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 04, 2003
Location:
Las Vegas, NV

dangerous situation regarding 2001 ford escape.*mr the consumers brake fluid system was contaminated. the dealer was notified to have repairs made. *cb the consumer noticed the brake pedal was continuously getting lower to the floor and stopping became increasingly difficult. the vehicle also had a power steering leak.*jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU03181K. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Dealer's name: Team Ford . Dealer's city: Las Vegas . Dealer's state code: NV.

Ford Windstar 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 20, 2004
Location:
Macon, GA

while driving consumer applied the brake pedal and the brakes failed. consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer for inspection. mechanic determined that both front brakes were leaking fluid. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDA5141SB. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford WINDSTAR 1995 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Fluid Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford E-450 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Oct 05, 2004
Location:
Sebring, FL

on the down hill side of a bridge in jacksonville, fl and in heavy traffic, the brakes were applied but would not release. smoke poured out and the brakes were cooked on all four wheels. i then had no brakes. i limped out of traffic and spend the night in my rv- with an unpleasant oder. the next day i had some braking power and limped to garber automall ford dealership for repairs.*ak

Mileage was 15638 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FDXE45S4YH. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 12, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 10 cylinders. Ford E-450 2000 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford E-450 2000 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Fluid Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph. Dealer's name: Garber Automall . Dealer's telephone number: 9042843023 . Dealer's city: Green Cove Springs . Dealer's state code: FL. Dealer's zipcode: 32043 .

Ford F-150 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 01, 2005
Location:
New Iberia, LA

while braking the pedal went to the floor on more than one occasion. the problem repeated itself on its own. driver lifted up the hood, and noticed that fluid was leaking from abs braking modular. this caused sparks from the master cylinder. driver will contact a mechanic for an appointment. *ak on second call. the original problem was intermittent cruise control operation about 1 year prior to this complaint. about 3 or 4 months ago the fuse on the circuit containing the scds blew. replaced fuses about 2 times. the first time the fuse lasted several weeks. the second one did not last long. then left fuse out. next time was under hood and replaced fuse saw spark at scds and fuse blew again. along with this problem the abs warning light was coming on on the dash and staying on. after disconnecting the scds the abs warning light went out. the crusie control still worked for a short period of time after disconnecting the scds electrical connector.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1722VN. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford F-150 1997 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 1997 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Fluid Transmission Type: AUTO.


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