Ford Motor Company is recalling 600,166 model year 2006-2010 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln Zephyr & MKZ vehicles.
The valves within the ABS Hydraulic Control Units (HCU) may react with brake fluids containing specific corrosion preventative additives. This reaction may cause the valves to not close properly.
If the valves do not properly close, additional brake pedal travel may be required to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
What to do
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will flush the brake system with DOT 4 fluid and install a new brake fluid reservoir cap.
In addition, the HCU will be tested to detect a possible stuck valve condition, replacing the HCU as necessary.
All services will be performed free of charge.
Owners were notified of the safety risk with an interim letter on January 13, 2020.
A second notice will be sent once parts are available, expected to be late in the first quarter of 2020.
Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S54.