Recall alert: Ford recalls 200K cars due to brake light issue

Ford has announced it is recalling about 200,000 vehicles in the U.S. because of an issue that could allow brake lights to stay on.

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The company said high temperatures and humidity can cause a piece of the brake pedal that’s made of rubber to disintegrate and keep the lights on, The Associated Press reported.

Drivers can also shift out of park without having their foot on the brake.

The recall covers some 2014 and 2015 Ford Fusions and Lincoln MKZs, as well as some 2015 Mustangs, the AP reported.

All of the cars associated with the recall were sold or registered in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Hawaii.

Car owners will be notified by mail, starting on March 3. Dealers will replace both the brake and clutch pedal bumpers, the AP reported.