Ford Recalling 200,000 Vehicles Due To Malfunctioning Brake Lights

This Ford recall affects certain 2014 and 2015 Fusion, Mustang and Lincoln MKZ owners. The automaker is recalling about 200,000 cars to fix an issue that can stop the brake lights from turning off.

High temperatures and humidity can cause a rubber brake pedal part to disintegrate and keep the lights stuck on. This could confuse other drivers and increase the risk of a crash.

A related issue is that drivers with automatic transmissions also can shift out of “park” without having their foot on the brake. To resolve the problem, dealers will replace brake and clutch pedal bumpers.

All affected vehicles were sold or registered in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Hawaii. Owners will be notified by mail starting March 3.

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