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Ford recalls 600,000 vehicles to fix brake problem

Ford is issuing a safety recall for select 2006-10 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln MKZ vehicles. In some affected vehicles, a normally closed valve inside the hydraulic control unit may stick open, which could result in extended brake pedal travel, potentially increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford is aware of 15 reports of accidents and two injuries that may be related to this condition. This action affects 600,166 vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories.

Affected vehicles were built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant from Feb. 22, 2006, to July 15, 2009.

Dealers will inspect the hydraulic control unit for signs of stuck or slow-responding valves and replace the unit, if necessary. The system will be pressure-flushed with DOT 4 brake fluid and the DOT 3 reservoir cap will be replaced with a new DOT 4 cap. The Ford reference number for this recall is 19S54.

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