Recall: 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost heat shield concern

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Ford has issued a safety recall for 2015 Ford Mustang vehicles with a 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine in North America for a concern regarding elevated underbody temperatures.

The safety recall affects approximately 19,500 2015 Mustang EcoBoost models where prolonged exposure to elevated underbody temperatures might cause degradation of the fuel tank and fuel vapor lines, which could eventually result in a fuel leak.

In addition, prolonged exposure to elevated underbody temperatures might cause the parking brake cable seals to degrade, potentially affecting parking brake functions.

Ford says a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Impaired parking brake function could result in unexpected vehicle movement, which might increase the risk of injury.

Affected vehicles include certain 2015 Ford Mustang vehicles built Feb. 14, 2014 to Feb. 10, 2015 at Flat Rock Assembly Plant.

They include 19,095 vehicles in the United States and federalized territories, and 391 in Canada.

Dealers will replace the current fuel tank shield with a shield with better insulating capability, install thermal patches on the fuel tank and parking brake cable, and install thermal wraps on the fuel vapor lines.

Ford is not aware of any accidents, injuries or fires resulting from this condition.

Source: Ford Motor Company

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