All non-turbo Ford Territorys manufactured between 1 February 2004 and 31 December 2008 may have dangerous brakes
Ford says that under certain operating conditions it is possible for the vehicle to develop a front brake fluid leak, which can result in reduced braking effectiveness from the front brakes.
Ford's investigation shows that a combination of high time in service, along with frequent cornering at full steering lock, can lead to the issue.
The rear braking system will still bring the vehicle to a stop, but if the vehicle continues to be operated in this condition, a warning light will appear on the dash to alert the driver that the vehicle's braking system requires attention.
Territory XR Turbo, Territory Ghia Turbo and the FPV F6X are not included in the voluntary recall.
Customers are advised to contact their nearest authorised Ford Dealer to make arrangements to have their vehicle rectified. The front brake hoses will be replaced free of charge.
Ford New Zealand will also be contacting customers directly via mail to advise the required action and have set up a free phone number to answer any customer queries. Phone 0800 367 362.