Ford Recalls 271,000 F-150 Pickup Trucks Over Potential Brake Fluid Leak

Drive a Ford F-150? Here’s a heads up. The company just recalled upward of 271,000 2013 and 2014 model pickups over a defect that can cause the brake fluid to leak from the master cylinder into the brake booster.

Thus far, the issue has caused nine non-injury crashes and one non-crash injury, the company says. The recall affects certain 2013-2014 Ford F-150 vehicles powered with 3.5-liter GTDI engines built at the Dearborn Truck Plant, Aug. 1, 2013 - Aug. 22, 2014; and the Kansas City Assembly Plant, Aug. 1, 2013 - Aug. 31, 2014.

Think your ride might be included in the recall? Find out with a visit to the company’s Field Service Action and Recall page. Enter your VIN and if you get a hit, take it seriously. Your friendly neighborhood Ford dealer will replace your bum brake master cylinder for free, and might even throw in a new brake booster if needed.

While you’re at it, give your ride a power and fuel efficiency boost with a new set of E3 truck spark plugs.