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Recall Issued For 2020 Ford Mustang Over Brake Issue

NHTSA issues recall for more than 38,000 Ford Mustangs due to brake issue. Ford was made aware of six separate issues regarding failure of brakes in some 2020 models.
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Ford Motor Company issued a safety recall for some 2020 Ford Mustangs with the automatic transmission. This comes after Ford was notified of several issues with break failures, according to reports filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

According to the NHTSA this recall affects 38,005 2020 Ford Mustangs. It doesn’t say if specific trims are impacted. And according to NHTSA, Ford was notified of six specific incidents involving brake failure and this issue. Four of those issue were in Europe and two were in North America.

No crashes or injuries were reported, but let’s look closer at the issue and what is involved with the recall.

2020 Ford Mustang interior drivers seat brake pedal

Brake Pedal Bracket May Facture on 2020 Ford Mustang
From the NHTSA’s website:
A broken brake pedal could affect braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V573000
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, SERVICE BRAKES
Potential Number of Units Affected 38,005

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2020 Mustang vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions. The brake pedal bracket may fracture during sudden stopping.

Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake pedal bracket assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 16, 2020. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S52.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

2020 Ford Mustang interior steering wheel

What Other Recalls Are There For the 2020 Ford Mustang?
There are two other, very minor safety recalls going on with the 2020 Ford Mustang, according to the NHTSA’s website.
Here are the details:
Front Facing Camera Improperly Calibrated
If the driver is unaware that the Pre-Collision Assist feature is not operating effectively, they may rely on a system that is not functional, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V306000
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Components FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected 24

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2020 Mustang vehicles equipped a forward-looking camera. The camera may be misaligned to the vehicle and features that are dependent on the camera such as Pre-Collision Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping System, Driver Alert, and Auto High Beam Control may not function as intended.

Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will perform the Lane Departure Warning System camera alignment procedure, free of charge. This recall began June 17, 2020. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S26.

Out Of Park Warning Message and Chime Too Short
If the driver exits the vehicle without the transmission being shifted into park, unintended vehicle movement may result, increasing the risk of injury or crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V263000
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Components POWER TRAIN, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected 10,460

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2019 Expedition and 2019-2020 Mustang vehicles. The "Transmission Not In Park" warning message and associated chime duration are shorter than intended.

Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the instrument cluster, free of charge. The recall began May 26, 2020. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S21.

To see if your Mustang is part of any of these recalls visit the NHTSA’s tracker, by simply entering your VIN at this link.

5.2-liter V8 Mustang engine

Follow Torque News’ dedicated Mustang coverage right here. My colleague Patrick Rall reports on how the Mustang was able to hold off the Challenger and Camaro to retain the sales lead for this calendar.

Also coming soon, I will be doing a review of the 2020 Mustang with the Ecoboost High Performance package. I recently had the standard Ecoboost and found it to be surprisingly fast with just enough of a growl to placate many muscle car fans. But I’m told that the performance package will impress me, so I look forward to sharing my thoughts later this week on Torque News.

I’m also working on the rumor of a possible 6.8-liter engine being built at the Windsor plant that might go into the Mustang, according to the report. If true it would be noteworthy, but I’m still chasing down this story to confirm it. Perhaps this is what Ford’s North America Product Communications Manager, Mike Levine was referring to when he told me: “We still see a long life ahead for V8 engines in our lineup, even as they continue to become even more efficient over time.”

I reported on the V8 future of the Mustang and the F-150 in this article here.

I don’t need to ask for your comments when it comes to V8 power. I know where many people stand on this hot-button topic. So rather, leave me your comment if you’ve had any issues regarding your 2020 Ford Mustang and any of the areas of the three recalls.

Jimmy Dinsmore has been an automotive journalist for more than a decade and been a writer since the high school. His Driver’s Side column features new car reviews and runs in several newspapers throughout the country. He is also co-author of the book “Mustang by Design” and “Ford Trucks: A Unique Look at the Technical History of America’s Most Popular Truck”. Also, Jimmy works in the social media marketing world for a Canadian automotive training aid manufacturing company. Follow Jimmy on Facebook, Twitter, at his special Ford F-150 coverage on Twitter and LinkedIn. You can read the most of Jimmy's stories by searching Torque News Ford for daily Ford vehicle report.


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