Feds probe power-brake failures in Ford F-150 pickups

June 26, 2015 2:49 PM

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Federal regulators are investigating complaints of a glitch in braking systems in 2011 and 2012 Ford F-150 pickups that can knock out the power brakes, making it substantially harder to stop the truck.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it's looking into 32 complaints alleging electric vacuum assist pump failures. As many as 250,000 pickups could be involved if the investigation results in a recall, according to a document on NHTSA's website.

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