Ford Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Hydraulic Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings


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Ford Explorer 1992
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 1997
Location:
Portland, OR

the brakes and exhaust system in the tailpipe were hot, exhaust on the metal clad brake line in which the inside is plastic and cause it to melt, resulting in brake loss and lock up. *ak

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

Ford E350 1991
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Ventura, CA

dealer refused recall repair on brake line due to vin.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FDKE30G1LH. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Taurus 1994
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 23, 2003
Location:
Derby, NY

i purchased my 1994 ford taurus used in fall 2002. in february 2003 the rear brakes began to make a grinding noise and the right rear caliper broke. i then had both rear calipers replaced along with pads and rotors. only 3 months later the right rear brake began grinding again. the right rear caliper was again replaced along with rotors and pads. my mechanic reported that a proportioning valve had a great deal of rust and was not permitting brake fluid to the right rear brake. this valve has lines to all 4 brakes and he is uncertain if all lines must be replaced when the valve is replaced.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 130000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP5343RG. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford TAURUS 1994 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford TAURUS 1994 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Hydraulic Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 20 mph.

Ford Windstar 1996
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 06, 2003
Location:
Belleair, FL

1996 ford windstar van has rear brake line immediately above the catalytic converter causing brakeline failure. brakeline gets very hot and causes it to rus,t deteriorate and leak on catalytic converter. fortunately this failure did not result in a accident.the car is presently being repaired at a goodyear repair center. no recall notice or other warning has ever been received from ford regarding this obvious defect. i have the brakeline and it clearly shows the effect of the excessive heat from the converter. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDA5149TB. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Ford WINDSTAR 1996 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Hydraulic Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph. Dealer's name: Ken Marks Ford * . Dealer's telephone number: 727 7976270 . Dealer's city: Clearwater . Dealer's state code: FL. Dealer's zipcode: 33756 .

Ford Expedition 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Aug 07, 2003
Location:
Alvaton, KY

while approaching a utility crew flaman i applied the brakes. it slowed and then almost immediately thereafter the brakes were no longer available. i ran past the flagman flashing my lights, pumping the brakes as well as the emergency brakes and honking the horn. after running three cars off the road and checking on my four year old in the backseat we came to a stop. the drivers side brake line had rusted in two at the metal/rubber hose junction. i replaced both left and right hoses. the passenger side on visual inspection looked o.k. did i mention we were pulling a flat bed trailer and going down hill with no shoulders, only drop offs!

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 113800 miles. Vehicle was purchased on May 01, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford EXPEDITION 1997 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford EXPEDITION 1997 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Hydraulic Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph.

Ford Crown Victoria 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 03, 2003
Location:
Hilbert, WI

brake failure- 97 crown victoria. brake line rubbed through by transmission crossmember- causing brakes to fail during driving. ford motor company would not stand behind faulty line or reimburse for the repairs. vehicle only has 36,000 miles on and should not have worn through already.*ak

Mileage was 36820 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FALP74W4VX. Vehicle was purchased on May 17, 2000. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford CROWN VICTORIA 1997 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford CROWN VICTORIA 1997 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Hydraulic Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph. Dealer's name: Meiers Rudolf Lm . Dealer's city: Appleton . Dealer's state code: WI.

Ford Windstar 1996
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 22, 2003
Location:
Coral Springs, FL

tried to stop vehicle as we entered intersection, however brakes failed due to corroded brake line. three cars in accident.

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDA5143TB. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on July 06, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford WINDSTAR 1996 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford WINDSTAR 1996 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Hydraulic Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 10 mph. Dealer's name: Maroone Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 9549727200 . Dealer's city: Maragge . Dealer's zipcode: 33063 .

Ford Crown Victoria 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Oct 12, 2003
Location:
Oroville, CA

when the brakes were applied, there was a delay in braking, which resulted in extended stopping distance. the consumer stated the brake line was worn and caused brake fluid to leak. *ak *cb *jb

Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FALP74W7VX. Vehicle was purchased on May 23, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford CROWN VICTORIA 1997 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford CROWN VICTORIA 1997 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Hydraulic Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 10 mph. Dealer's name: Corning Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 530-824-5434 . Dealer's city: Corning . Dealer's state code: CA. Dealer's zipcode: 96021 .

Ford Expedition 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 23, 2004
Location:
Reidville, SC

while pulling out of the driveway the brake pedal went to the floor. this caused loss of brake power. consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and had the vehicle towed to the dealer for inspection. mechanic determined that the brake line corroded and needed to be replaced. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMFU18L1VL. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Windstar 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Aug 11, 2004
Location:
Levittown, PA

consumer received a recall for front brake fluid line due to contact with heat removing protection. this could cause the brake fluid to leak. the problem surfaced on the rear brake lines, showing signs of corrosion. dealership did not claim responsibility for the rear lines leaking. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDA5140SB. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford WINDSTAR 1995 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Hydraulic Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings Transmission Type: MAN . Dealer's name: Mccafferty Ford . Dealer's city: Langhorne . Dealer's state code: PA.

Ford F-250 2003
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Aug 17, 2004
Location:
East Lansing, MI

when taking off from either a stop sign or light vehicle failed to accelerate forward properly. this caused the vehicle to stall at an inopportune time. its was an ongoing problem. consumer took vehicle to dealership 6 times in 1 1/2 years, and was informed by dealer that problem was low rpm power, which was poor torque, and an improper gear ratio in transmission.*ak the consumers foot contacts the accelerator pedal hanger when attemptingto depress the pedal to the floor. the engine runs rough at idle 750 rpm causing the vehicle to vivrate. at speeds between 750 and 1000 rpm the engine will not maintain a constant speed. speed fluctuates up and down rapidly. the engine produces very little power at low rpm's below 1500. other problems with the vehicle are as follows: defective fuel injectors, leaking rear main seal, leaking brake line junction block, leaking gaskets on rear transmission housing, and broken fasterner on the metal line. *tc

Mileage was 289 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTNF21P33E. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 03, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford F-250 2003 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: diesel. Ford F-250 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Hydraulic Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings Transmission Type: MAN . Dealer's name: Central Truck Center . Dealer's city: Lansing . Dealer's state code: MI. Dealer's zipcode: 48911 .

Ford Windstar 1996
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 21, 2004
Location:
Indianapolis, IN

this morning, i was preparing to back out of my driveway when, all of a sudden, the brake pedal went to the floor. i had completely lost my brakes and brake fluid was spilling onto the driveway.*ak upon investigating the leak, my neighbor and i were able to locate a crack in the right front hard line. there was obvious signs of corrosion on all of the hard brake lines. i have not received any notification of defective brake lines and was unaware of any problems until i reviewed the information on this site. i am not sure whether to contact ford directly or speak with an attorney first. i shudder to think of what may have been the result if this had occurred on the interstate while on a family trip rather than in my driveway.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 124000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDA514XTB. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 25, 1996. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford WINDSTAR 1996 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford WINDSTAR 1996 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Hydraulic Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Man-o-war Ford . Dealer's telephone number: (859) 271-1800 . Dealer's city: Lexington . Dealer's state code: KY. Dealer's zipcode: 40503 .

Ford Expedition 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Oct 08, 2004
Location:
Mobile, AL

i was taking my child to school for a field trip. we were in the parking lot for approx. 20 min with the engine off. then out of nowhere a big gush of gray/black smoke appeared. i immediately got myself and children out of the car and proceeded to call 911. at this time the 2 bus drivers came and ask me to pop my hood assuming it was my car running hot when they lifted the hood there was flames. they got a fire ext. and put it out. i proceeded to find a way to get home and get my other children to school. i then called my mechanic and asked him to meet me at my truck. he inspected it and determined the sw asy and brake fluid lines had burned and melted . he talked to a couple of his friends whom own junkyards and they told him in the last year they have had 10 or so expeditions come in burned from the same problem. i called ford and have had no response. i believe this is a man. defect that needs to be looked into. any help or comments would be appreciated because it could have turned out worse than what it did if i didn't have bus drivers there to help. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 80000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 22, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford EXPEDITION 2000 Drive type:U. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford EXPEDITION 2000 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Hydraulic Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Coastal Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 2513444000 . Dealer's city: Mobile . Dealer's state code: AL. Dealer's zipcode: 36607 .

Ford F Series 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 31, 2004
Location:
Lisbon, MD

brake lines rusted through, loss of brakes. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 113000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 30, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford F SERIES 1997 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford F SERIES 1997 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Hydraulic Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph. Dealer's name: Hill And Sanders Ford . Dealer's city: Wheaton . Dealer's state code: MD.

Ford Focus 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 12, 2005
Location:
Belle Center, OH

so many problems don't know where to start, ok lets talk about the doors. we bought the car new in 2001 and almost immediately started experiencing difficulties. the trunk wouldn't latch and the door light would be on or it would latch but wouldn't come open we complained to the dealer they would "adjust"it. however, the problem would be back in a day or two, and it was getting worse. the doors started to jam,and fly open while moving. took it to the dealer and they told us to call ford company complaint line and they said it was a mileage problem,and they explicitly said they would not help. we have called the dealer and the ford motor co. many times and they are no longer helping,even though the mechanic at the dealer said the doors had internal damage. please understand this has been an on-going problem and the last time our 9 yr.old would have fallen out of the car had he not been wearing his seatbelt. oh,yes then there is the seatbelts,brake lines, door knobs,brake rotors,fuel pump,wheel bearings the list goes on we have a lemon please contact us to help. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 120000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33P81W. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 18, 2001. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford FOCUS 2001 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford FOCUS 2001 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Hydraulic Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 10 mph. Dealer's name: Ricart Ford . Dealer's telephone number: (614)836-6300 . Dealer's city: Columbus . Dealer's state code: OH. Dealer's zipcode: 43227 .

Ford F-250 Sd 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 19, 2005
Location:
Grove City, OH

upon routine inspection i noticed that a line was wearing through due to rubbing on the shock tower inside the front driver side wheel well, and was actually wore past the nylon strength cords. upon closer inspection this was found to be the power steering line which is used for the hydraboost system, which uses power steering fluid to boost the brakes. had this line continued to wear until leakage or rupture i would have likely lost both ability to brake and steer the vehicle. unfortunately due to the type of connections used on this line, the new lins contacts the exact same area and will likely begin to wear through again.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 92000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTNX21F71E. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 19, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford F-250 SD 2001 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: diesel. Ford F-250 SD 2001 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Hydraulic Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Bob Boyd Ford .

Ford F-150 1997
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Oct 04, 2005
Location:
Maumee, OH

dt: the contact 's vehicle had a brake line failure on the rear brake line. this happened on 10-04-05. he was driving on the interstate when he had to stop suddenly. he reported having no warning prior to this , such as a light coming on in the car. the brakes were not making any kind of noises. the brake pedal went to the floor. he pulled off of the road. he smelled brake fluid, and it was leaking from the steel brake line that is mounted on the rear axle housing. the brake line seemed unusually corroded. he takes very good care of the car and the car is stored properly. he has a lot of experience with vehicles, and has never seen anything like this. also, t the gas tank was suspended by two metal straps. the rear strap was severely corroded. the gas tank was laying on the skid plate. usually, there was about one inch clearance between the tank and skid plate. he was afraid that this may cause a gas leak from the gas tank .*ak

Mileage was 66206 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX18W0VC. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford F-150 1997 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 1997 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Hydraulic Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Kistler Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 419-531-9911 . Dealer's city: Toledo . Dealer's state code: OH. Dealer's zipcode: 43615 .

Ford Taurus 1999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 14, 2005
Location:
Bernardsville, NJ

on dec. 14, 2005, with 60,001 miles, the vehicles service (hydraulic) brake system failed. fullerton ford of somerville, nj evaluated the vehicle, and found that a badly rusted steel brake fluid tube (which feeds fluid to the rear brakes) had ruptured. given the cars low mileage, relatively young age and the fact that this type of failure could lead to a catastrophic accident, i feel it indicates substandard materials used in the cars manufacture and should require a recall and parts replacement at ford's expense. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 60001 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP53S9XG. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 17, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford TAURUS 1999 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford TAURUS 1999 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Hydraulic Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph. Dealer's name: Fullerton Ford . Dealer's city: Somerville . Dealer's state code: NJ.

Ford Windstar 1996
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 12, 2006
Location:
Phila, PA

i have a 1996 ford windstar that has developed a leak in its brake line. i went on the internet to find a brake line for the car and i found out that this is a chronic problem with this vehicle. there was a recall for this exact problem from ford. i contacted ford and told them of the problem and they stated to me that my vehicle was seen by a ford dealer for the recall in 2002. they then told me to contact my local dealer and find out if this would be covered by ford. i contacted my local dealer and they told me that if the car was already recalled for this problem that it would have to be paid for by me. i looked at the brake line and it does not look like it was ever replaced. the recall # is 02v101000 . *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 78000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDA5149TB. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 07, 2004. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford WINDSTAR 1996 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford WINDSTAR 1996 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Hydraulic Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Ford F-250 Sd 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 09, 2007
Location:
Yigo, Guam, GU

severe corrosion of brake lines that connect calipers and cylinders to tee fittings results in the rupture of the metal lines and results in the complete and immediate loss of the normal brake system. the latest failure is the brake line that connects master cyclinder to proportioning valve. i have replaced the forward and rear brake lines 3 (three) times since purchasing the truck in 1995. the loss of the vehicle's brake system is a severe safety hazard.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 12000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTHX26H2SE. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 15, 1995. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford F-250 SD 1995 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-250 SD 1995 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Hydraulic Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.


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