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Ford F-150 Brake Failure Lawsuit

Ford F-150 Brake Failure Lawsuit

Ford F-150 pickup trucks from 2011-2014 model-years have been linked brake failures. After several U.S. government investigations, Ford issued a limited recall for some vehicles and extended warranties on others.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Ford F-150 cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know experienced brake failure, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Car Accident Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Canada Investigates Ford F-150 Brake Failures

In November 2016, Transport Canada began investigating sudden brake failures on Ford F-150 pickup trucks from the 2011 and 2012 model-years with 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engines after receiving more than 100 consumer complaints. The agency made a “preliminary determination that there is a safety defect” and was “disappointed that Ford disagrees with our assessment.”

Ford F-150 Brake Failure (2015-2016)

On August 28, 2016, the NHTSA began investigating 25 reports of sudden and complete brake failure on Ford F-150 pickup trucks from 2015 and 2016 model-years with 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engines. Drivers said they pushing the pedal to the floor with no resistance and no braking power. No injuries or accidents were reported, but several drivers ran red lights, swerved off the road to avoid other cars, or rolled into intersections. One driver narrowly avoided hitting a child in a school crosswalk.

Ford F-150 Brake Failure (2013-2014)

The NHTSA has received 33 reports of master cylinder brake failures on Ford F-150 pickup trucks with 3.5-liter V6 engines from the 2013 and 2014 model-years. The problem may affect 420,000 vehicles.

In some reports, the brake pedal went all the way to the floor with complete loss of braking power.  In several cases, mechanics discovered brake fluid leaking from the master cylinder into the brake booster.

In May 2016, Ford issued a recall for approximately 271,000 F-150 pickup trucks with 3.5-liter V6 engines from model-years 2013 and 2014. Ford received 9 reports of crashes. One driver reported a knee injury while trying to brake.

Ford F-150 Electric Brake Vacuum Pump Failure

In June 2015, the NHTSA began investigating reports of power-assist brake failure on Ford F-150 pickup trucks from 2011-2012 model-years with 3.5-liter engines. The problem has been linked to 7 crashes and one injury. In October 2015, NHTSA investigators upgraded the investigation after finding 432 complaints and 6,476 warranty claims related to the electric brake vacuum pumps. Less than a year later, the probe closed with no recall.

How to Stop a Truck With No Brakes

  • Do not panic or overreact
  • Take your foot off the accelerator
  • Try pumping the brakes
  • If that does not work, slowly use the parking brake
  • Keep the brakes squeezed to the floor
  • Downshift into low gear
  • Do not turn off the ignition — that could shut off power-steering and lock the wheel
  • Carefully move out of traffic and get off the road
  • Warn other drivers and pedestrians using your horn and lights

Do I have a Ford F-150 Brake Failure Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Ford F-150 cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know experienced brake failure, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Car Accident Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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