Ford announced E-Series recall

Ford says it will recall 72 2016 Ford E-Series cutaway and chassis cab vehicles in North America for a potential issue with the trailer brake controller. In these vehicles, Ford says the trailer brakes do not engage when the driver presses the brake pedal. While towing a trailer, drivers can manually apply the trailer brakes. This condition could result in extended braking distance.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.

Affected vehicles include certain 2016 Ford E-Series cutaway and chassis cab vehicles built at Ohio Assembly Plant, Nov. 3, 2014 through Sept. 1, 2015.

There are a total of 72 vehicles that might be affected in North America, including 65 in the United States and federalized territories and seven in Canada.

Dealers will update the powertrain control module software at no cost to the customer.