The campaign affects nearly 8,000 examples of the high-powered pony car.

UPDATE: A source at Ford contacted us with updated numbers for the recall. Michelle Lee-Gracey of Ford Canada tells us, "There are approximately 8,026 vehicles affected, including 6,523 in the United States, 957 in Canada 346 in Mexico and 59 in federalized territories.” The text below has been updated to reflect this. The press release is also updated to reflect the new information.

Some owners of the 2015-2017 Ford Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustangs will have to take a break from enjoying the sound the pony cars’ sonorous V8 for a trip to the dealer for a potentially dangerous recall. A stop sale is also in effect for any examples still at showrooms.

According to a document posted on the Mustang 6G forum, Ford found that insufficient crimps on a tube to the engine oil cooler could allow it to leak. If owners don’t notice the problem, a lack of oil could cause the engine to seize. The fluid could also potentially catch fire.

The campaign affects "7,885 vehicles (See Update) located within the U.S., Canada, Mexico and EMS federalized territories," Ford Safety Communications Manager Elizabeth Weigandt told Motor1 via email. The population has production dates from February 24, 2015, to August 30, 2016. The stop sale also means that Ford dealers can’t demonstrate or deliver any of the vehicles requiring repairs. There are no reports of accidents, injuries, or fires from this issue.

Dealers will replace the engine oil cooler tube assembly. 

The latest Shelby GT350 Mustangs pack a 5.2-liter V8 with a flat-plane crankshaft, and the powerplant pumps out a very impressive 526 horsepower (392 kilowatts) and 429 pound-feet (580 Newton-meters) of torque. The redline at 8,250 rpm means that the big engine can really sing, too.

The range-topping Mustangs are quite nimble, too. From the 2017 model year, they are available with a MagneRide suspension, aluminum strut tower brace, and extra cooling for the gearbox and differential.

For now, the only gearbox option is a six-speed manual, but that could change soon. According to a recent rumor, Ford is considering adding a dual-clutch transmission to the options list. We don’t yet know how many gears it might have, but remember that the Ford GT has a seven-speed DCT. It’s not a huge leap of logic to consider the Blue Oval’s engineers taking it out of the supercar and slotting the part into the muscular pony car.

Source: Mustang 6G, Ford

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FORD ISSUES THREE SAFETY RECALLS IN NORTH AMERICA


DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 26, 2016 – Ford Motor Company is issuing three safety recalls in North America. Details are as follows:

Ford issues safety recall for certain 2015-17 Ford Shelby GT350/R Mustang vehicles to replace engine oil cooler tube assembly


Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 8,000 2015-17 Ford Shelby GT350/R Mustang vehicles for potential oil leaks and to replace the engine oil cooler tube assembly. In affected vehicles, engine oil cooler tube assemblies may have insufficient crimps on the hose that could lead to a hose separation and an oil leak. Sudden loss of engine oil may result in engine failure, and – in the presence of an ignition source – could lead to a fire.

Ford is not aware of any fires, accidents or injuries associated with this issue.

Affected vehicles include certain 2015-17 Ford Shelby GT350/R Mustang vehicles built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, Feb. 24, 2015 to Aug. 30, 2016. There are approximately 8,026 vehicles affected, including 6,523 in the United States, 957 in Canada 346 in Mexico and 59 in federalized territories.

Dealers will replace the engine oil cooler tube assembly at no cost to the customer.

Ford issues safety recall for certain 2010-12 Ford Escape and 2010-11 Mercury Mariner vehicles equipped with 3.0-liter engines to replace fuel delivery module flange assembly
Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 400,000 2010-12 Ford Escape and 2010-11 Mercury Mariner vehicles equipped with 3.0-liter engines with flex-fuel engines for potential fuel leaks and to replace the fuel delivery module flange assembly. In affected vehicles, the fuel delivery module fuel supply port could develop a crack, causing a possible fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may increase the risk of fire.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.

Affected vehicles include certain 2010-12 Ford Escape vehicles equipped with 3.0-liter engines built at Kansas City Assembly Plant, Feb. 26, 2009 to April 29, 2012, and 2010-11 Mercury Mariner vehicles equipped with 3.0-liter engines built at Kansas City Assembly Plant, Feb. 25, 2009 to Dec. 12, 2010. There are approximately 411,663 vehicles affected, including 329,018 in the United States, 69,576 in Canada 7,477 in Mexico and 247 in federalized territories.

Dealers will replace the fuel delivery module flange assembly at no cost to the customer.

Ford issues safety recall for certain 2017 Ford Super Duty 6.7-liter diesel Chassis Cab vehicles to replace the adhesive-mounted protective shield
Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 180 2017 Ford Super Duty 6.7-liter diesel Chassis Cab vehicles to replace the adhesive-mounted protective shield currently installed on the fuel conditioning module with a bolt-on metallic protective shield. In affected vehicles, inadequate adhesion of the protective shield on the fuel conditioning module may allow it to be dislodged by road debris or water spray. If the protective shield is dislodged, road debris or water spray may force open the drain valve on the module. This can lead to air entering the fuel system or a substantial fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may increase the risk of fire. In addition, under certain conditions, significant liquid fuel on the road surface may cause a slip hazard, increasing the risk of a crash. 

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.

Affected vehicles include certain 2017 Ford Super Duty 6.7-liter diesel Chassis Cab vehicles with midship fuel tanks built at Kentucky Truck Plant, March 21, 2016 to Aug. 28, 2016. There are approximately 182 vehicles affected, including 170 in the United States and 12 in Canada.

Dealers will replace the fuel conditioning module bottom cover with a metallic protective shield at no cost to the customer.