Brake issue leads to recall of 10s of thousands of Sonora-made Ford Bronco Sports

Published: Monday, December 6, 2021 - 5:41pm
Updated: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 9:20am

Brake issues are behind a major safety recall of 10s of thousands of Ford Bronco Sports, manufactured in neighboring Sonora.

The brake lining in roughly 115,000 recently manufactured Ford Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs may have been improperly manufactured. In an early December letter to the company, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that the issue could increase the distance required to stop and raise “the risk of a crash.”

The recall applies to roughly 65,000 Sports built in Hermosillo, a substantial portion of those manufactured at the company’s massive facility there to date.

Ford intends to reach out to owners of the recalled vehicles in January with information about fixing the issue, according to a report in Car and Driver. Owners of the two models can go to the NHTSA website to check if their cars were among those recalled.

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