A brake fluid leak may lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2018 Ford Escape and Lincoln MKC vehicles. These vehicles may be equipped with incorrect front brake hoses that may chafe against other components, possibly resulting in a brake fluid leak.


Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake hoses, replacing any that are incorrect, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 5, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S04.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.