Ford Motor Co. has recalled nearly 271,000 F-150 pickup trucks in North America due to malfunctioning brake master cylinders that allegedly led to nine accidents. Ford said in a press release that it will recall 270,873 model year 2013-2014 F-150 trucks because the master cylinders leak brake fluid into the brake booster, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the brake master cylinder, and will also replace the brake booster if a leak is found. The issue only affects the vehicles’ front wheels, Ford said. The recall covers F-150s built at two Ford plants in Dearborn, Michigan, and Kansas City, Missouri, in August 2014. Ford sold 225,012 of the affected vehicles in the United States, 43,682 in Canada and 402 in Mexico. The recalled F-150 trucks represent more than 17 percent of the 1,534,205 Ford F-Series trucks sold in 2014 and 2015. In those same years, the Ford F-Series were named America’s best-selling truck and best-selling vehicle.
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