Ford Motor Company
Models: Ford Expedition Year: 1999
Lincoln Navigator Year: 1999
Number Involved: 4,000
Dates of Manufacture: October - November 1998
Defect: These sport utility vehicles may have a missing or partially installed retainer clip that holds the master cylinder push rod to the brake pedal arm. If so, increased brake stopping distances can occur, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect these vehicles to see if the retainer clip was installed, and repair, if necessary. Owner notification began Nov. 2, 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
[NHTSA Recall No. 98V296/Ford Recall No. 98S32]