2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost
Agustin Jimenez
Technical Editor
May 27, 2015
Photos By: Courtesy of Ford

Ford has just issued two safety recalls in North America for certain 2015 Ford Mustang vehicles equipped with the 2.3L EcoBoost engine for elevated underbody temperatures, which put them at risk of a potential fuel leak. The safety recall affects approximately 19,500 (19,486 models to be exact) 2015 Ford Mustang vehicles due to prolonged exposure to high heat levels under the body that might cause degradation of the fuel tank and fuel vapor lines, which could eventually result in a fuel leak. A fuel leak in an area that has an ignition source could increase the risk of a fire.

In addition, prolonged exposure to elevated underbody temperatures might cause the parking brake cable seals to degrade, potentially affecting parking brake functions. This could cause the system to not operate as intended, resulting in unexpected vehicle movement and could increase the risk of injury or damage.

As of right now, Ford is not aware of any accidents, injuries or fires as a result from these conditions. The models affected include 2015 Ford Mustang vehicles built between February14, 2014 to February 10, 2015 at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan. There are 19,095 vehicles in the United States and federalized territories as well as 391 vehicles in Canada that are affected by this recall.

In order to remedy these issues, Ford dealers will replace the current fuel tank shield with a shield with better insulating capability. They will also install thermal patches on the fuel tank and parking brake cable, and install thermal wraps on the fuel vapor lines to fight the rising underbody temperatures.

For more information, please visit: www.ford.com