- ford is recalling 38,005 2020 mustang vehicles to replace a brake-pedal bracket that could fracture during hard braking.
- the problem affects automatic-transmission models built between march 2019 and august 2020.
- ford said the issue was that these mustangs received polypropylene brackets instead of the nylon brackets other vehicles got.
ford has announced a recall of the 2020 mustang to fix the brake-pedal bracket assembly. the issue affects 38,005 automatic-transmission vehicles and could cause the bracket to fracture during "sudden stopping," increasing the possibility of a crash.
the national highway traffic safety administration (nhtsa)'s recall report states that the affected vehicles were produced from march 4, 2019, through august 13, 2020. the report says no accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of the problem but that there have been six reports of breakage during sudden braking. nhtsa said the problem is traced to the use of polypropylene brake-pedal brackets instead of nylon, which "resulted in reduced robustness to spike-stop loading."
ford will begin notifying owners on november 15 and will replace the problem bracket free of charge. mustang owners can check the nhtsa recalls website to see if their vehicle is one of those being recalled.