Ford Motor Company is initiating a recall for specific 2020-2023 Mustang models due to a malfunction in the brake fluid level sensor. This defect prevents the activation of the visual warning indicator when the brake fluid runs low, which could potentially compromise the braking performance of the vehicle.
Why It Matters
Without a functional low brake fluid warning light, drivers may unknowingly operate their vehicles with insufficient brake fluid. This decreases braking efficiency and substantially heightens the risk of accidents.
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V727000
- Components Affected: Electrical System
- Total Units Affected: 187,922
- Safety Compliance: These vehicles do not meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 135, titled “Light Vehicle Brake Systems.”
To address this issue, authorized dealers will offer a software update for the body control module at no charge. Preliminary notification letters, informing owners of this safety concern, are slated for distribution on December 4, 2023. Follow-up letters will be dispatched once the corrective measure becomes accessible. For further inquiries, owners can reach out to Ford’s customer service at 1-866-436-7332, referencing recall number 23C35.
The safety and well-being of drivers are of utmost priority. Owners can also connect with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or visit www.nhtsa.gov for additional information and support.