Ford recalls 38,005 units of its Mustang sports car back to the workshops in the USA. The brake pedal bracket could break on vehicles with an automatic transmission.
Vehicles with ten-speed automatic transmission, produced between March 4, 2019, and the August 13 in 2020 in Michigan. The internal manufacturer recall code is 20S52. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA for short, is conducting the recall under code 20V-573.
The reason for the recall is a brittle brake pedal bracket (FR3Z-2455-AA / replacement part costs: approx. $70). In the event of heavy braking, this bracket could break and the braking effect deteriorated, which in turn could lead to an accident.
No reports of accidents so far
The error was noticed during in-house tests and has so far not had any consequences for customers. In other words, to date there have been no reports of accidents or injuries resulting from this defect. Ford sees one reason for the deficiency in a material change in the affected assemblies from nylon to polypropylene. It is not yet clear whether the recall only affects vehicles delivered in the USA. As early as May, Ford recalled its 2020 Mustangs because of an incorrectly aligned camera.