Ford Announces Recall of Mustang Vehicles in Violation of Federal Safety Standard
About 2,100 Mustang vehicles are impacted
Ford Motor Company says that certain model year 2018 Mustang vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission and a 12.4-inch digital instrument are being recalled.
What's the issue?
On these vehicles, if the ignition is turned off when the transmission is not in PARK, the instrument cluster may not illuminate the PRNDL gear position display and the operator may not receive the "Key in Ignition" chime when the driver's door is opened.
As such, these vehicles fails to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 102, "Transmission Shift Lever Sequence/Starter Interlock/Transmission Braking Effect," and number 114, "Theft Protection."
Without a visual or audible warning to the driver that the vehicle is in PARK, the vehicle may roll away after it has been exited if the parking brake has not been applied, increasing the risk of injury or a crash.
About 2,100 Mustang vehicles are impacted by this recall.
What happens next?
Owners of the recalled Mustangs will receive notification from Ford beginning in early February 2018. Local dealers will then update the instrument cluster software, as necessary, free of charge.
To find out more about this recall, contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332—use recall reference number 17C21.