Ford recalls Mustangs due to reduced braking performance

Dearborn, MI  – December 4, 2023 – Ford (NYSE:F) is recalling 187,922 2020-2023 Mustang vehicles, as they may fail to warn the driver when the brake fluid level is low. This could impact braking performance and augment the risk of a crash.

Recall summary  

A computer called the Body Control Module (BCM) is normally hardwired to the brake fluid sensor and illuminates the “red brake warning indicator” when the fluid is getting low.

In the affected vehicles, the BCM is incorrectly linked to a different communications network, which may result in the BCM not activating the indicator when the fluid is running out.

Recall risks

Failure to top up braking fluid may lead to “softer” brakes and longer stopping distances, which augment the risk of a crash.

In more severe cases, the loss can result in inoperative brakes, as reported.

Other Ford recalls

In July 2023, Ford issued a recall for 14,452 Fusion plug-in hybrid vehicles due to a battery problem that can increase the likelihood of engine stalls or fire.  

In August 2023, Ford recalled a number of models including the Escape and the F-Series pickup due to faulty instrument panels.  

The repair

Dealers will fix the issue by reconfiguring the BCM on the affected vehicles free of charge. The automaker will reimburse the customers who paid for their repairs prior to the recall being issued.

Owners will receive letters with more information by December 8, 2023. 

Is your vehicle a part of this recall?

Over 180,000 vehicles are affected by this Ford brake fluid recall. To do a Ford recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Joseph EstabilloFord recalls Mustangs due to reduced braking performance

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