Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2015 model year Ford Mustangs with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost I4 engine in North America over elevated body temperatures.
The defect: the affected vehicles demonstrate elevated underbody temperature.
The hazards: prolonged exposure to elevated underbody temperatures might cause:
- Degradation of the fuel tank and fuel vapor lines, which could eventually result in a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
- Degradation of the parking brake cable seals, potentially affecting parking brake functions. Impaired parking brake function could result in unexpected vehicle movement, which might increase the risk of injury.
Ford says that it’s not aware of any accidents, injuries or fires resulting from the condition.
Affected vehicles: certain 2015 Ford Mustang vehicles built February 14, 2014 to February 10, 2015 at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant.
Number of vehicles affected: 19,486, of which:
- 19,095 are in the United States and federalized territories
- 391 are in Canada
The fix: dealers will replace the current fuel tank shield with a shield with better insulating capability, install thermal patches on the fuel tank and parking brake cable, and install thermal wraps on the fuel vapor lines. The repairs will be performed free of charge.
Owners should: check whether or not their vehicle is part of this recall by using this VIN lookup tool. If so, owners should take their Mustang to their dealer for repairs.
- Ford customer service: 1-800-392-3673
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov