More than 9000 Ford Mustangs recalled due to brake fault

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The outgoing Ford Mustang is being recalled in Australia after it was discovered the muscle car might not warn owners when its brake fluid level is low.

Ford Australia has recalled 9194 examples of its 2019-2023 Ford Mustang, due to a fault with the muscle car’s brake fluid sensor.

The recall affects the outgoing ‘FN’ Mustang – the facelifted version of the only factory-built right-hand-drive Mustang to date – which arrived in Ford’s Australian showrooms in 2018.

The recall notice, lodged with the Department of Infrastructure, says: “Due to a software issue, the brake fluid warning light may not illuminate as intended to warn the driver if the brake fluid level is low. As a result, insufficient brake fluid could lead to a reduction in braking performance.

“A reduction in braking performance could increase the risk of an accident causing injury or death to vehicle occupants and other road users.”

Date of recall notice 21 December 2023
Make Ford
Model Mustang
Year 2019-2023
Vehicles affected 9194
VIN list Click here to download the list of affected VINs
Contact link Click here to contact the manufacturer

A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 9194 vehicles involved in the recall can be found here.

Ford Australia has advised it will contact owners of affected vehicles in writing to make an appointment at their preferred Ford dealer to have the vehicle’s Body Control Module (BCM) software updated, free of charge.

Alternatively, owners can contact Ford’s Customer Relationship Centre by calling 13 36 73 for more information.

Jordan Mulach is Canberra/Ngunnawal born, currently residing in Brisbane/Turrbal. Joining the Drive team in 2022, Jordan has previously worked for Auto Action, MotorsportM8, The Supercars Collective and TouringCarTimes, WhichCar, Wheels, Motor and Street Machine. Jordan is a self-described iRacing addict and can be found on weekends either behind the wheel of his Octavia RS or swearing at his ZH Fairlane.

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