Ford Recalling Certain 2020 Mustangs for Brake Pedal Issue

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DEARBORN, Mich. – Ford Motor Company is recalling some 38,000 2020 Ford Mustangs with automatic transmissions because the brake pedal bracket might fracture during sudden stopping, according to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The 38,005 Mustangs covered by the recall were produced between March 2019 and August 2020 in the company’s Flat Rock, Mich. plant.

According to the NHTSA Recall Report 20V-573, “The brake pedal bracket material was changed from nylon to polypropylene on vehicles with automatic transmissions which resulted in reduced robustness to spike stop loading for the particular design.”

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A broken bracket could reduce braking ability and increase the potential for a crash. Ford has knowledge of four incidents of the bracket fracturing, but no reports of accidents or injuries resulting from these incidents.

Owners will be notified by mail beginning Nov. 16th and instructed to take their vehicle to a Ford or Lincoln dealer to have the brake pedal bracket assembly replaced. There will be no charge for this service.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.