Although deliveries of the 2015 Mustang just started in late September 2014, Ford has already issued its first recall on the redesigned pony car. According to the manufacturer, approximately 53 vehicles need to be checked for a potential issue with the passenger safety belt buckle assembly. The problem lies in a belt-buckle tension sensor that may not have been calibrated during the assembly process.

This issue may lead to improper airbag deployment for the passenger, which could increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Ford says it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this matter and adds that company dealers will replace the passenger safety belt buckle assembly at no cost to the customer.

50 of the 53 affected vehicles were delivered in the United States, with the remaining three shipped to Canada. Ford doesn’t say how many of these vehicles have reached their customers. The affected pony cars have been built between August 18th and October 2nd, 2014.

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Why it matters

Though it’s a bit embarrassing for a brand-new model to be recalled as soon as it hits dealer lots, the issue Ford is reporting doesn’t seem to pose too many threats to the 2015 Mustang. Sure, having an airbag that may not deploy properly in your vehicle is something you need to be concerned about, but with only 53 units affected by this issue, Ford shouldn’t have too much trouble straightening things out. If you’re among those who have already taken delivery of the new ’Stang, make sure you contact Ford immediately for clarification.

2015 Ford Mustang

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Completely redesigned for the 2015 model year, the Ford Mustang receives a brand new exterior, complete with the company’s trademark front grille, a revised cabin, and a host of drivetrain and chassis updates, including an independent rear suspension. Three engines are available in the pony. The 3.7-liter V-6 unit returns with 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, while the updated 5.0-liter V-8 motivating the GT model churns 435 ponies and 400 pound-feet of twist.

For the first time since the third-generation car, the Mustang gains a four-cylinder engine, this time in the form of a 2.3-liter EcoBoost. The unit makes 310 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque and is mostly aimed at European market, where the Mustang is making its official debut in the 2015 model year.

Pricing for the 2015 Mustang begins from $23,600 for the V-6 model and $25,170 for the EcoBoost. The naturally aspirated GT model retails from $32,100.

Press Release

Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 50 (actual 53) 2015 Ford Mustang vehicles for a potential issue with the passenger safety belt buckle assembly. The safety belt buckle tension sensor, included in the assembly, may not have been calibrated at the supplier. A buckle tension sensor that is not calibrated may result in misclassification of the front passenger seat occupant, which is a noncompliance issue with FMVSS 208. This issue may lead to improper passenger airbag deployment for the occupant, which could increase the risk of injury in a crash.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition. Dealers will replace the passenger safety belt buckle assembly at no cost to the customer.

Affected vehicles include certain 2015 Ford Mustang vehicles built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant from Aug. 18, 2014 to Oct. 2, 2014. As of Oct. 16, Ford is aware of 50 vehicles in the United States and federalized territories, and three in Canada.

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