Ford recalls F-150 trucks for brake issue

Ford has recalled thousands of their best-selling trucks because they could slam on the brakes when they shouldn’t. The recall involves 37,000 Ford F-150 pickup trucks from the 2015 model year.

Ford says the problem occurs when an F-150 is in “adaptive cruise control” mode, which will apply the brakes if it detects an obstacle. Ford says when the pickup passes a large, highly reflective truck, the radar can be fooled into thinking that large truck is in the F-150’s lane and then hit the brakes. The collision-warning system would also activate, flashing red lights and sounding an alarm in the F-150’s cab.

Ford said it’s aware of one accident that could be a result of this problem, but that is is not aware of any injuries. The problem can be addressed with a software update.

To find out if your vehicle is affected, click here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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