Ford Motor Co. is recalling about 50,000 Ford F-150 and Lincoln Mark LT pickup trucks in Canada due to a problem that can cause the vehicles to lose braking power.
The recall affects all of its 2005 and 2006 F-150 pickups equipped with the 5.4-liter V-8 engine due to a faulty brake hose, according to a posting Wednesday on the website of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Ford spokesman Wes Sherwood says more than 600,000 of the trucks are in the United States and about 50,000 are in Canada. About 1,500 are in other countries around the world.
Ford says there have been 11 minor accidents and no injuries tied to the issue.
The carmaker said customers in the United States and Canada affected by the recall could have brake hoses replaced at any Ford dealerships. Owners are expected to be notified in late June, and the recall is expected to begin in July.
U.S. sales of the Ford trucks have slumped 16 percent this year in a downturn linked to high gasoline prices and a downturn in the U.S. housing market.
Ford customers with questions can call 1-800-392-3673 for more information, the automaker said.