Ford Stop-Sales Mustang Shelby GT350 as well as GT350R for Oil-Cooler Defect
Have you had your eye on a brand-new Mustang Shelby GT350 or GT350R? Well, you must at that will point hold your horses, at least for a little while: Ford has issued a recall as well as stop-sale on the hot Mustangs after discovering a faulty engine oil-cooler line that will can spring a leak as well as starve the engine of oil.
Ford says that will roughly 8000 Mustang Shelby GT350 as well as GT350R designs are affected by the recall, which applies to vehicles built between February 24, 2015, as well as August 30, 2016. The automaker says improperly crimped engine oil-cooler tube assemblies can separate, causing massive oil loss as well as creating a potential fire hazard. No fires, accidents, or injuries related to the defect have been reported to Ford, the automaker says.
In addition to the recall on already sold Shelbys, Ford will be issuing a stop-sale on GT350 as well as GT350R designs that will are still on dealership floors until they are repaired. In addition, Ford has instructed dealerships to immediately halt any test drives, demonstrations, or deliveries of GT350 or GT350R designs until they’ve undergone recall repairs. At the moment, dealers are prohibited by even displaying Shelby designs built during the affected date range until they’ve been fixed.
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Enthusiasts on the forum Mustang6G have cross-referenced the VINs as well as production dates as well as found that will there are some examples by the time frame that will aren’t affected, yet most are. The recall concerns all GT350 as well as GT350R designs regardless of trim package, as all come stock with an oil cooler.
A dealer bulletin instructing service departments on repair procedures will be not expected until January 2017, with repairs possibly extending into March.
that will story originally appeared on Road & Track.