Ford Fusion, Mercury and Lincoln siblings part of 600,000-plus sedans recalled

The brake pedal may not work properly in these 2006-2010 sedans.

Sean Szymkowski
It all started with Gran Turismo. From those early PlayStation days, Sean was drawn to anything with four wheels. Prior to joining the Roadshow team, he was a freelance contributor for Motor Authority, The Car Connection and Green Car Reports. As for what's in the garage, Sean owns a 2016 Chevrolet SS, and yes, it has Holden badges.
Sean Szymkowski
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Lots of sedans need to go back to the dealer.


Ford issued a doozy of a recall on Friday for three of its past sedans . The issue affects the 2006-2010 Ford Fusion, and the Lincoln MKZ.

Each of the three sedans were related, back when was still a thing and Americans had a greater preference for the bodystyle. Thus, the described brake issue detailed affects each model. In total, Ford said 600,166 Fusion, Milan and MKZ models may have a problem with the hydraulic control unit.

A valve may stick open, rather than close, leading to increased brake pedal travel. If it takes more effort than usual to get some stopping power, there's an increased risk of a crash. It's already been an issue for some people: Ford said it's aware of 15 crashes and two injuries related to this issue in the cars involved.

Owners will need to take their cars to a Ford or Lincoln dealer to have them inspected. There, a technician will look for stuck or slow-to-respond valves in the hydraulic control unit. If it's necessary, owners will get a whole new unit at no cost. The system will also be flushed and given new brake fluid.

Ford also said it's recalling 33 models for spare tires that may have damage from the factory.

The automaker didn't say when it plans to notify owners, but keep an eye on the mailbox for a notification for when the recall will start.

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