Even the greats get it wrong sometimes. Certain models of the 2020 Ford Mustang are being recalled after their brake pedals kept breaking off.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall in late September for automatic transmission 2020 Ford Mustangs. The recall is due to a defect that could cause a fracture in the brake pedal bracket, which could snap off entirely. They estimate that over 38,000 vehicles may be affected.
This model year used a different material for the brake pedal bracket, opting for Polypropylene instead of the traditional nylon. The overall design did not change to accommodate the new material, however, causing the issue. Pressing on the brake pedal too hard could cause it to fracture or snap. I don’t need to tell you why a broken brake pedal might be dangerous.
The recall is expected to begin November 16. Manual transmission Mustangs are unaffected. The bracket was only produced and used from March 4, 2019 until August 13, 2020. Vehicles produced during that time may be affected. Ford will notify any owners that should be concerned and will direct them to a Ford dealership to get the part replaced for free.
We know that sometimes mistakes happen. But this seems like a pretty big oversight for such an iconic vehicle.
2020 Ford Mustangs Recalled Over Brake Pedals Snapping Off
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