- Ford Motor Co. is recalling 1,319 2015 Ford Transit vans in North America because of a potential brake fluid leak due to a rear brake hose problem.
- A stop-sale order to dealers has been issued until the vehicles can be fixed.
- The recall will begin on August 18.
DEARBORN, Michigan — Ford Motor Co. is recalling 1,319 2015 Ford Transit vans in North America because of a potential brake fluid leak due to a rear brake hose problem, the company told Edmunds on Friday.
A stop-sale order to dealers has been issued until the vehicles can be fixed.
The fluid can leak at the joint between the rear brake hose and brake caliper.
"If any of the brake hose washer seals are leaking, the driver of the vehicle will eventually see the red brake warning lamp illuminated and a 'Brake Fluid Level Low — Service Now' message in the cluster," Ford said in a statement. "Drivers may also experience longer pedal travel and extended stopping distances, increasing the risk of an accident."
No injuries have been linked to the recall, Ford said.
The affected vehicles were built at the Kansas City Assembly Plant from April 3, 2014 through May 27, 2014.
Ford dealers will replace the sealing washers on both rear brake caliper to brake hose joints. The recall will begin on August 18. Owners can contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
No information about the recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle recalls in the U.S.
Edmunds says: This recall gets going shortly, so it's time to make an appointment with your dealer. If you are experiencing a problem now, however, take the Transit in for service immediately.