2015 Ford Mustang Recalled for Possible Fuel Leak
It’s been less than two months since the 2015 Mustang started arriving in U.S. dealerships, and the redesigned pony is facing a second recall. This time around the Blue Oval manufacturer is recalling Mustangs fitted with the new EcoBoost engine to have their fuel pressure sensor inspected. Some of these devices have been installed incorrectly from the factory, Ford said, adding that the issue could lead to a pressurized fuel leak, which in turn could trigger a fire.
A total of 728 EcoBoost Mustangs are affected by this recall, all of which were built between September 25th and October 9th, 2014. The company says no fires or injuries have been reported as a result of this issue. Ford will contact owners of the affected vehicles and have their Mustangs checked at a dealer free of charge.
This is the second recall Ford has issued for the 2015 Mustang. The first one was announced back in October, when 53 vehicles were called back for a potential problem with the passenger safety belt buckle assembly.
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Why it matters
It’s no longer shocking for brand-new cars to face recalls in their first months on the market, but that doesn’t mean it’s less embarrassing to have a new model recalled twice in less than two months. Fortunately enough, this recall doesn’t affect too many units and Ford shouldn’t have too much trouble fixing things. On the other hand, customers who have already taken delivery of a new EcoBoost-powered ’Stang should contact Ford immediately for clarification. A potential fuel leak is an issue drivers shouldn’t ignore.
The Ford Mustang was rebuilt from the ground up for the 2015 model year, receiving a brand-new exterior, a revised, more upscale cabin, and a host of drivetrain and chassis updates. Novelties also include an independent rear suspension, a first for Ford’s pony car. Three engines are available for the sixth-gen Mustang. The range begins with a 3.7-liter V-6 unit rated at 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and ends with an updated 5.0-liter V-8 that churns 435 ponies and 400 pound-feet of twist.
The Mustang also gained a four-cylinder engine for the first time since the third-gen model, this time in the form of a 2.3-liter EcoBoost. The four-banger makes 310 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque and it’s likely to become a popular choice in Europe and Asia.
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 before options.