Ford Motor Co. is recalling 72 2016 model-year Ford E-Series cutaway and chassis cab vehicles in North America to address a potential issue with the trailer brake controller.
In these vehicles, the trailer brakes fail to engage when the driver presses the brake pedal. But while towing a trailer, the driver can manually apply the trailer brakes.
This condition could result in extended braking distance. However, the automaker isn’t aware of any related accidents or injuries, Ford said in a released statement.
To resolve the problem, dealers will update the powertrain control module software at no cost to the customer.
The recall covers E-Series cutaway and chassis cab vehicles built at Ford's Ohio Assembly Plant from Nov. 3, 2014, through Sept. 1 of this year. Of the 72 vehicles in North America that may have the problem, 65 are in the U.S. and federalized territories. Seven are in Canada.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet