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Brake Failure Concern

patchymanz

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I noticed that there are a handful of reports on here about the 2.3 broncos having extremely dangerous brake failures. It’s kind of concerning to me, so I just wanted to see how widespread is this? What’s the consensus on the cause of these brake failures? I have a 2.3 manual BL, should I even be concerned ?
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The only brake failure I have heard of on the 2.3 is the contaminated vacuum line that causes an error and the brakes to precharge like before a collision. Happens every so often and clears itself after sitting for a bit Dealer said it is an easy fix and no need to ground the Bronco. I have been driving it without concern since August and will get it fixed one of these days.

SSM 50314 - 2021 Bronco - 2.3L - Illuminated Brake Warning Lamp And/Or Brake System Warning Message – DTC P050F Set In The ABS Module And Firm Brake Pedal

Some 2021 Bronco vehicles equipped with the 2.3L engine may exhibit a red brake warning lamp and/or brake system warning message in the instrument panel cluster (IPC) with a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P050F in the anti-lock brake system(ABS) module and a firm brake pedal. This may be due to contamination in a brake booster vacuum line. To correct this condition, replace the vehicle's vacuum hose (MB3Z-2420-A). Refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 206-09 for installation instructions. For claiming, use casual part 2420.
 

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I have about 4500 miles on my Bronco now. Two door Badlands with the 2.3/auto and Sasquatch. I’m also currently running an extremely heavy wheel and tire combination (107 pounds per.) My mileage covers all driving and road/trail conditions. I’ve not had any issues/problems or concerns with the brakes. They are very responsive, have never faded with prolonged use, and never left me with doubts of their stopping ability, even in 2 evasive maneuver/ emergency stop situations.

They could fail tomorrow but so far so good.
 

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The only brake failure I have heard of on the 2.3 is the contaminated vacuum line that causes an error and the brakes to precharge like before a collision. Happens every so often and clears itself after sitting for a bit Dealer said it is an easy fix and no need to ground the Bronco. I have been driving it without concern since August and will get it fixed one of these days.

SSM 50314 - 2021 Bronco - 2.3L - Illuminated Brake Warning Lamp And/Or Brake System Warning Message – DTC P050F Set In The ABS Module And Firm Brake Pedal

Some 2021 Bronco vehicles equipped with the 2.3L engine may exhibit a red brake warning lamp and/or brake system warning message in the instrument panel cluster (IPC) with a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P050F in the anti-lock brake system(ABS) module and a firm brake pedal. This may be due to contamination in a brake booster vacuum line. To correct this condition, replace the vehicle's vacuum hose (MB3Z-2420-A). Refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 206-09 for installation instructions. For claiming, use casual part 2420.
Thank you so much for this! very informative and helpful ! Much appreciated
 

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After almost a year and over 22000km on Bucky no brake problems to report as of yet.
 

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If I’m being honest, yes, I always have concerns of brake failure.
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