Defective Aftermarket Brake Pads Recalled by Robert Bosch
Robert Bosch has announced a recall for several models of its products that may be defective.
The auto parts manufacturer is recalling nearly 50,000 aftermarket replacement front brake pads. The affected items may be prone to shifting out of position, which could result in damage to the brake disc.
A damaged or broken brake disc may reduce a vehicle's braking power or cause it to pull unexpectedly to one side while braking, increasing the risk of a crash.
The recalled models are the Bosch QuietCast BC598 and BP765, Bosch Blue BE598 and BE598H, Prostop PD598 and PD765M, Duralast Gold DG598, Duralast MKD598, MKD765, Bosch Best D598, Stop Master ST598, UltraStop ULT598, UltraLife MX598 and MX765, BrakeBest MKD765, and Prostop Platinum PGD598.
The affected brake pads were manufactured for use in 2001-2007 Ford Taurus, 2001-2005 Mercury Sable, 1995-1999 Ford Taurus SHO, 1995-2002 Lincoln Continental, and 1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII vehicles.
Bosch will instruct owners on how to have the affected brake pads replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 2, 2016.
Owners with questions about this recall can contact Bosch customer service at (248) 553-9000.