I was on the highway doing about 60mph when I went to apply the
brakes, I had NONE. After coasting for miles I was able to get off the
highway. I checked the brake fluid and it was empty. I filled it and
just made it to the end of the off ramp when my brake light came on
and again the fliud was empty. I had the car towed to my house and
found that the lines coming from my ABS had been worn thru.
There is a metal stiffener that wraps around the radiator hose and it
rides directly on the ABS lines. After 50,000 miles it wore right thru
the lines. I couldn’t believe it. When I went to the Ford dealer to
have it fixed ($1300) I asked them to file a report with Ford.
A few weeks ago I had the chance to look at another Taurus and the
radiator stiffener sit in the same spot.
Has anyone else experienced this condition?
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