Ford Mustang Recalls
A hose that attaches to the engine oil cooler may detach and leak engine oil. This can cause a fire hazard. This can additionally cause the engine to lose oil pressure, and cause the engine to fail. Engine failure could result in an accident.
The door latches of the vehicle may not properly secure the doors in the closed position. If the door is not secure it may open while driving, resulting in possible occupant injury.
The passenger frontal air bag assembly is deployed by an inflator which contains propellant that makes the air bag deploy. This propellant may degrade over time, especially when exposed to humidity and temperature cycling. As a result, the inflator may rupture on deployment, which can send metal shrapnel through the air bag, striking vehicle occupants. This could result in serious injury or death.
The automatic transmission may unexpectedly and suddenly shift into first gear, regardless of vehicle speed. This could cause the vehicle to jerk and slow without warning and lock the rear tires causing them to slide without warning. This could result in a loss of vehicle control and injury.
The front and rear seat belts and child seat tether anchors equipped in the vehicles may have been damaged prior to being installed to the vehicle. This could prevent the secure use of the safety belts and tether during driving.
Fuel lines or the fuel tank could degrade due to prolonged exposure to elevated under body vehicle temperatures. This could create a fuel leak, which is a fire hazard. Additionally, fuel may leak on the parking brake cable seals, resulting in them also degrading, affecting proper parking brake operation. The vehicle could move unexpectedly when thought to be secure.
When deployed in a crash, the driver's front air bag inflator can rupture. As a result, metal fragments from the inflator can strike occupants.
Certain vehicles are being recalled because the driver's front airbag inflator may rupture upon deployment. Vehicle occupants could be struck by metal fragments resulting in personal injury.
Fuel may leak from a fuel line due to the fuel pressure sensor not being seated on the line properly. This would cause a fire hazard.
The occupant classification system that determines whether a passenger sitting in the front passenger seat of the vehicle is an adult or a child may malfunction due to a problem with the sensor inside the passenger front seat belt buckle. This could allow the air bag to deploy when a small child is located in the passenger front seat, resulting in increased risk of injury.