Last week, Ford announced a recall regarding the Mustang. According to the automaker, this service bulletin is for about 40,000 units worldwide. Since all Mustangs are made in one factory, some of the cars that are part of the recall are bound to land locally.
Ford Philippines has confirmed this, and they urge Mustang owners to check if their car is affected. If the unit is part of the recall, please bring your Mustang to the nearest Ford dealership to replace the part free of charge. But what exactly needs to be changed?
The American automaker says the brake brackets in Mustangs built from March 4, 2019, to August 13, 2020, could fracture during a sudden stop. In Ford's words, “the driver may experience a loss of primary braking capability that could increase the risk of an accident”. Now, how can you know if your Mustang needs a brake bracket replacement?
Visiting the dealership is one option, but you can also know that piece of information from the convenience of your home or from anywhere. To find out, you can visit the Ford Philippines website from your desktop or smartphone and enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Ford Philippines calls it the Field Service Action Tracker. From there, you will know if your Mustang needs the replacement part or not.
If your vehicle is affected, schedule an appointment with your nearest or trusted Ford dealership as soon as you can. In the meantime, it's best to keep your Mustang parked until the service advisor gives you a schedule.