Ford Mustang recalled because ‘steering wheel could turn unintentionally’

Ford Mustang recalled because ‘steering wheel could turn unintentionally’
Ford Mustang recalled because ‘steering wheel could turn unintentionally’

The American manufacturer has issued a Ford Mustang recalled because “steering wheel could turn unintentionally”It affects a total of 30,735 units manufactured between 2022 and 2023, although the notice does not specify between the versions with the EcoBoost or GT engine, so it could be a widespread fault.

Fortunately, Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries resulting from the problem, according to Motor1.comThe fault appears to be in a secondary digital torque sensor, which was incorrectly calibrated with reversed polarity.

In other words, the steering gear would be miscalibrated, and since the Mustang uses electronic steering, a faulty sensor could cause the steering wheel to swing back and forth when the driver tries to turn.

Ford Mustang recalled for steering issue

According to the oval mark, the steering wheel can “turn from side to side against the driver’s intentions”The manufacturer launched an investigation into the matter in late May after learning of problems with a supplier’s steering gear.

The good news for users of the model is that the solution is simple, Simply update the power steering control module software at the dealerFord will begin notifying affected customers of the problem starting August 5, although dealer notification is already underway.

This Ford Mustang recall comes after a recall 552,118 Ford F-150 units due to a transmission problem just a week ago. Another Mustang was recalled in early June due to a potential fire risk.

What Ford says

AutoBild has contacted Ford and There is no record of any recall due to problems with the steering wheel. However, Yes, it affirms the action for review due to fire risk.

Exactly, it is a problem of “improper clutch pressure line retention”. According to the company, the manufacturer “received two reports of underhood fires in 2024 model year Mustang vehicles with manual transmissions. Ford conducted inspections of both vehicles to understand the cause of the underhood fires.”

“The team discovered that during vehicle production, the barrel nut that retains the clutch pressure line to a firewall bolt may have been overlooked or installed incorrectly, allowing the line to come into contact with hot exhaust components and melt, resulting in a hydraulic fluid leak.”

As of May 24, Ford is aware of two potentially related reports of underhood fire and one potentially related report of underhood smoke. Fortunately, it is “not aware of any reports of injuries related to this event.”

So far this year, the American brand has made 32 recallsaccording to the U.S. Department of Transportation, affecting millions of vehicles.

 
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