Ford is recalling over 1.5 million vehicles in the U.S. to address issues with leaky brake hoses and faulty windshield wiper arms. One of the recalls affects approximately 1.3 million Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKX midsize cars produced between 2013 and 2018. According to safety regulators, the front brake hoses can rupture and leak brake fluid, which can extend brake pedal travel and result in longer stopping distances. Ford plans to mail notification letters to owners starting April 17 and will replace the hoses. The company has already made some parts available for repairs, and only about 2% of vehicles will experience brake hose leaks. A separate recall concerns over 222,000 F-150 pickups produced in 2021; their windshield wiper arms can break, and dealers will replace them. Owners will receive notifications starting March 27. Ford has reported only one crash related to the brake hose issue, with no injuries mentioned.