2024 Ford Mustang Recall: Addressing Brake Fluid Sensor Software Issues

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2024 Ford Mustang Recall
2024 Ford Mustang Recall

Debuting in May 2023, the 2024 Ford Mustang faced a bumpy road due to quality issues. The car’s launch wasn’t without its hiccups, as reported by the S650’s development team.

Since then, Ford has addressed several safety concerns through recalls. These included a loose brake pedal, a leaky fuel supply line, and an improperly secured clutch pressure line.

Let’s focus on the latest recall, which impacts a limited number of S650 Mustangs (only 10). According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) filings, the issue lies with the body control module software and its faulty brake fluid level sensor configuration.

Addressing a recent glitch with the brake fluid level warning indicator, Ford is rolling out a software update to 2024 Mustangs. This free fix ensures the indicator only lights up when the fluid in the master cylinder reservoir is genuinely low.

According to the owner’s manual, both EcoBoost and Coyote engine variants use Motorcraft DOT 4 LV High-Performance Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid. While the manual doesn’t specify a specific fill amount, it instructs drivers to monitor the fluid level between the MIN and MAX markings on the reservoir.

2024 Ford Mustang Recall
2024 Ford Mustang Recall (Ford)

Owning a 2023 Mustang assembled at the Flat Rock plant in Michigan might mean your car is due for a software update. This update targets Mustangs produced between late October 2022 and early February 2024 and specifically addresses the electronic parking brake, a feature that can be further improved with the Performance Package.

The good news is that the update is a breeze, taking only around 20 minutes to complete at the dealership. So, you can skip the hassle of arranging for a loaner car while your Mustang gets the necessary software fix.

The base EcoBoost, starting at a budget-friendly $30,920, packs a punch with its turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder churning out 315 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. Craving the iconic muscle car roar? Stepping up to the 5.0-liter V8 in either the GT or the track-focused Dark Horse delivers a surge of power.

The GT offers a standard 480 horsepower, with an available performance exhaust boosting that to 486 horsepower. The Dark Horse, the undisputed king of the Mustang lineup for 2024, reigns supreme with a staggering 500 horsepower, making it a true force to be reckoned with on the road.

Driver engagement is paramount, with both the GT and Dark Horse offering a delectable choice between a responsive 10-speed automatic or a heart-pounding Tremec manual transmission. So, whether you crave a daily driver with a fun twist or a weekend warrior built for the track, the 2024 Mustang has the engine and transmission combination to perfectly suit your needs.

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