Ford recalls sold 2020 Mustang coupes over brake issues

Ford recalls sold 2020 Mustang coupes over brake issues

September 26, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

According to a white paper, 38,000 units of the 2020 Ford Mustang sports coupe sold may have braking problems.

Ford is recalling thousands of copies of the 2020 Mustang sports coupe due to a faulty brake pedal bracket assembly. A defect can lead to breakage of the brake pedal bracket. According to a document from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Blue Oval has authorized the revocable company effective September 23, 2020. 38 005 copies of Ford Mustang 2020 fell under the recall, and all of them have the above malfunction.

Notably, a brake pedal bracket malfunction can only be found in 2020 Mustangs that are equipped with an automatic transmission – regardless of body type – coupe or convertible.

According to a published NHTSA document, the root cause of the problem “is an insufficient design margin for noise factors in the technical specifications of the brake pedal and in the procedure for checking their design.”

Ford changed the brake pedal bracket material from nylon to polypropylene on Mustang AT (automatic transmission) vehicles, which “resulted in lower shock resistance for this design.”

Ford began installing a faulty brake pedal on March 4, 2019, and stopped doing so on August 13, 2020. Affected Mustangs are not identified by VIN, but they are 2020 model year cars. Fortunately, Ford said it was not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this defect.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote about the 1967 Ford Mustang, which was made entirely of wood. A video has been posted on YouTube showing the creation of a wooden replica of the iconic 1967 Ford Mustang sports coupe. All the work to create a miniature copy of the car took three weeks.