Ford recalling 200,000 pickups and SUVs for brake issue

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Ford is recalling 195,864 pickups and SUVs in the U.S. that may leak brake fluid from the master cylinder and reduce stopping power.

The recall includes the 2016-2018 Ford F-150. (Ford)

The recall covers certain 2016-2018 Ford F-150 pickups and 2016-2017 Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigator SUVs equipped with the 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 engine option.

The 2016-2017 Ford Expedition shares its powertrain with the F-150. (Ford)

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According to the NHTSA report, drivers should see a warning light before braking performance is affected, but they will experience a change in brake feel and a reduction in the effectiveness of the front brakes if the problem is not addressed.

The 2016-2017 Lincoln Navigator is built on the same platform as the Ford Expedition. (Lincoln)

Ford previously recalled the F-150 twice for the same issue and knows of four low- speed accidents but no injuries related to it.

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Affected owners will be notified of the recall starting April 25.

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