Ford Mustang Recall Due to Brake Fluid Warning Light Issue

Ford Mustang Recall: Brake Fluid Warning Light Issue Addressed

Ford has initiated a recall for approximately 188,000 Ford Mustang sports cars manufactured between 2020 and 2023. The recall is related to a malfunction in the brake fluid level monitoring system, designed to activate a warning light on the dashboard if the brake fluid level falls below the recommended level.

Cause of the Recall

The root cause of this recall is a change in the configuration of the body control module (BCM). This change results in the BCM sending an incorrect message to the dash warning light directly connected to the BCM. Consequently, when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder reservoir decreases to a level lower than the manufacturer recommends, the dashboard warning light fails to illuminate.

Safety Concerns

The absence of a warning light on the dashboard poses a safety risk as it can lead to improper brake functioning. In such cases, the driver may not receive a timely alert about the low brake fluid level, potentially increasing the likelihood of an accident.

Solution for Affected Vehicles

Ford has devised a solution to rectify this issue. Owners of the affected 2020 to 2023 Ford Mustangs can take their vehicles to a Ford dealership to have the problem addressed. The dealership will update the BCM software, ensuring the warning light activates as intended when the brake fluid level is too low. This service will be provided to owners free of charge.

Notification Process

Ford will initiate the notification process for affected owners by sending mail notifications on December 4. Affected vehicle owners need to respond promptly to the recall notice to have the issue resolved.

No Reported Crashes or Injuries

Ford has officially confirmed that, to date, there have been no reported accidents or injuries directly linked to the brake fluid warning light defect in the affected Ford Mustang vehicles. This reassuring information underscores the importance of timely recall notifications and corrective actions, as Ford’s swift response to the issue has prevented any adverse safety incidents thus far.

Recall Details

  • Affected Vehicles: 2020 to 2023 Ford Mustangs.
  • Issue: A malfunction in the BCM software causes the low brake fluid warning light on the dashboard not to illuminate when the brake fluid level falls below the recommended level.
  • Solution: Ford dealerships will update the BCM software at no cost to ensure the warning light functions properly.
  • Contact Information: Customers can contact Ford at 866-436-7332.

Checking for Recalls

To check if your vehicle has any open recalls, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) website and input your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN). If no recalls are listed, your vehicle currently has no open recalls. Since automakers regularly issue recalls, it is advisable to periodically check for updates regarding your vehicle’s safety.

Prioritizing Safety: Why Motorists Must Take Recalls Seriously

When it comes to automotive safety recalls, taking them seriously is crucial for every motorist. These recalls are issued by manufacturers to address specific defects or issues that can compromise the safety of your vehicle. Ignoring a recall or delaying the necessary repairs can put you and others on the road at risk.

It’s crucial to respond promptly, as recalls are designed to prevent accidents, injuries, and even fatalities. By heeding recall notices and getting your vehicle serviced accordingly, you protect yourself and contribute to the overall safety of our roads.

Watch the informative video provided by KHOU 11 News, which offers coverage and insights into the Ford recall situation.

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