The recall bug has bitten the all-new 2015 EcoBoost Mustang in a big way as Ford started notifying owners of the affected vehicles. The EcoBoost models affected were built between Feb. 14, 2014 and Feb 10, 2015 at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant. In total 19,500 vehicles are affected by this recall.
The problem according to Ford is a situation where prolonged exposure to elevated under body temperatures could cause the fuel tank and fuel vapor lines to degrade. In English this meansthe fuel could leak out and a risk of fire is possible. Also this condition could cause the parking brake cable seals to degrade which could affect parking brake functions. Ford is not aware of any accidents, injuries or fires from these conditions.
To fix the issue Ford Dealers will replace the current fuel tank shield with a shield with better insulating capabilities along with installing thermal patches on the fuel tank and parking brake cables and install thermal wraps on the fuel vapor lines for free.