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Ford recalls 600,000 midsize cars in US to fix brake problem

Owners will be notified starting the week of Jan 13.
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The Ford logo is displayed on a new Ford car on the sales lot at a Ford dealership on March 29, 2017 in Colma, California.

DEARBORN, Mich — Ford is recalling more than 600,000 midsize sedans in the U.S. to fix a problem with the brakes that can increase stopping distance and possibly cause a crash. 

The recall covers certain 2006 through 2010 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln MKZ cars. 

Ford says a valve inside the hydraulic brake control unit can stick open, resulting in extended brake pedal travel. 

The company says there have been 15 reports of crashes related to the problem. Two people were hurt. 

Dealers will inspect the control unit for signs of a stuck valve and replace it if necessary. They'll also flush the system and replace the brake fluid and reservoir cap. 

Owners will be notified starting the week of Jan 13. 

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