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Ford recalls 271K pickups in North America to fix brake fluid leak

In this March 29, 2011 file photo, new 2011 Ford F-150 trucks are shown at a dealership in Glbert, Ariz. Matt York/AP Photo

DETROIT – Ford is recalling some of its top-selling vehicles to fix a fluid leak that can reduce braking power.

The recall covers about 271,000 F-150 pickups in North America from the 2013 and 2014 model years that have 3.5-litre V6 engines.

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Ford says brake fluid can leak from the master cylinder. That could reduce the ability of the front brakes to stop the trucks.

The company reports nine crashes with no injuries, but one person was hurt in an unspecified interaction with the brakes.

Dealers will replace the brake master cylinder for free. They’ll also replace the brake booster if they find leaks from the master cylinder.

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