V8-powered Ford Mustangs recalled

V8-powered Ford Mustangs recalled

Possible wiring issues sparks recall for V8 Mustangs…

Australia’s best-selling sports car, the Ford Mustang, is being recalled to fix a possible issue with the battery cable wiring.

The recall affects a total of 1,391 Ford Mustangs sold in Australia, all are fitted with the 5.0 litre V8 engine and all were built between the 27th of May 2015 and the 1st of March 2016.

The recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

The recall notice advising that the Mustang vehicles may have reduced clearance between the battery cable wiring loom and the exhaust manifold.

What are the hazards?

On these vehicles, it is possible that the wiring loom could contact the manifold and result in a short circuit, potentially resulting in an engine compartment fire.

At the time of publication there had been no reported occurrences in Australia.

Ford will write to owners of all affected Ford Mustangs and they will be asked to contact their Ford authorised dealership for inspection and rectification.

Further info is available direct from Ford dealerships, or the Ford Customer Relationship Centre on 1800 503 672.

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