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Ford recalls 1.5M vehicles over brake, wiper issues

Ford recalls 1.5M vehicles over brake, wiper issues

Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for 1.5 million vehicles in North America due to problems with the brake and windshield wiper systems. The affected models include the Ford F-150 pickup truck, Ford Explorer SUV, and Lincoln Aviator SUV, all manufactured between 2013 and 2022.

According to the company, the brake issue is caused by a potential loss of brake fluid, which could lead to a reduction in braking performance. Meanwhile, the windshield wiper issue involves a potential electrical malfunction that could cause the wipers to stop working, reducing visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford says it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the issues, but it is urging affected customers to take their vehicles to a Ford dealership for inspection and repair. The company is also offering loaner vehicles to affected customers while their vehicles are being repaired.

This latest recall comes on the heels of several other recalls by Ford in recent years. In 2020, the company issued a recall for over 500,000 vehicles due to faulty engine parts that could lead to stalling or fires. In 2019, the company recalled nearly 1.5 million vehicles due to problems with the transmission that could cause the vehicle to unexpectedly shift into first gear, increasing the risk of a crash.

The latest recall is expected to cost Ford millions of dollars in repairs and compensation to affected customers. However, the company says it is committed to addressing the issues and ensuring the safety of its customers.

In other news, the United States and the European Union have agreed to suspend tariffs on billions of dollars of each other's goods for a period of four months. The move is seen as a step towards repairing the strained trade relationship between the two economic powers.

The tariffs were imposed by the Trump administration in 2018 as part of a broader trade dispute over steel and aluminum imports. The EU responded with tariffs on a range of American goods, including Harley-Davidson motorcycles and bourbon whiskey.

The suspension of the tariffs is expected to benefit a range of industries, including aerospace, agriculture, and technology. It could also provide a boost to the global economy, which has been struggling in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Finally, the United States has announced that it will send 4 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico and Canada. The move is aimed at boosting vaccination rates in the two neighboring countries, which have struggled to secure sufficient supplies of the vaccine.

The AstraZeneca vaccine has not yet been approved for use in the United States, but it has been authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization. The doses being sent to Mexico and Canada will be drawn from the U.S. stockpile, which currently contains millions of doses of the vaccine that are not being used

Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for 1.5 million vehicles in North America due to problems with the brake and windshield wiper systems. The affected models include the Ford F-150 pickup truck, Ford Explorer SUV, and Lincoln Aviator SUV, all manufactured between 2013 and 2022.

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