2015-'16 Ford Explorer Among Vehicles Recalled for Parking Brake Problem | Edmunds

2015-'16 Ford Explorer Among Vehicles Recalled for Parking Brake Problem


DEARBORN, Michigan Ford is recalling approximately 8,000 vehicles in North America, including the 2015-'16 Ford Explorer SUV, because the parking brake might not engage fully, the automaker said on Wednesday.

Other recalled vehicles include the 2015 Ford Taurus and Flex, along with the Lincoln MKS and MKT.

Ford said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries linked to the recall.

The majority of the affected vehicles were built from May 4, 2015 to May 23, 2015. The affected Lincoln MKTs were built from May 4, 2015 to May 21, 2015.

Ford spokeswoman Kelli Felker told Edmunds the recall will begin on August 31.

Ford dealers will inspect the vehicle and, if necessary, replace the parking brake control assembly. Owners can contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673 or Lincoln customer service at 1-800-521-4140. 

No information about the recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle safety in the U.S.

Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles should wait for their official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment. But if you have an immediate concern, it's best to contact your dealer now.

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