By CBSMiami.com Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – About 200,000 Ford vehicles sold or registered in Florida and nearly a dozen other states are being recalled to fix a problem that prevents brake lights from turning off.

The recall covers certain 2014 and 2015 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ midsize cars as well as some 2015 Mustangs.

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High temperatures and humidity can cause a rubber brake pedal part to disintegrate, keeping the lights on, confusing other drivers, and increasing the risk of a crash. Drivers with automatic transmissions also can shift out of “park” gear without having their foot on the brake.

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Dealers will replace brake and clutch pedal bumpers. Owners will be notified by mail starting March 3.

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CBSMiami.com Team