Ford, Mercury Hybrids Recalled for Software Fix

Regen braking problem occurs in transition between two braking systems and at no time are drivers without brakes.

Published: 05-Feb-2010

DETROIT (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. plans to fix 17,600 Mercury Milan and Ford Fusion gas-electric hybrids because of a software problem that can give drivers the impression that the brakes have failed.

The automaker says the problem occurs in transition between two braking systems and at no time are drivers without brakes.

The decision to fix the 2010 model cars came after a test driver for Consumer Reports magazine experienced the problem as he was driving a Fusion Hybrid.

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