2020 Ford Mustang recall for brake concerns

Ford is recalling 38,005 Mustangs due to concerns about the brake pedal bracket assembly. This affects 2020 models with an automatic transmission.

The concern is that under hard braking, the brake pedal bracket may fracture and not work properly, increasing the risk of an accident. Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition, according to NHTSA documentation.

The problem has been traced to a specific period in which a bracket was made of polypropylene instead of nylon.

The automaker has notified dealerships, and it will mail letters to owners in November. Owners will be directed to bring their Mustang to a Ford or Lincoln dealership to have the brake pedal bracket assembly replaced at no charge.  

The Details

Vehicles recalled: 38,005 2020 Ford Mustangs with automatic transmissions, built between March 4, 2019, and August 13, 2020.

The problem: The brake pedal bracket may fracture during a sudden stop, risking a reduction or lack of braking ability.

The fix: Dealerships will replace the brake pedal bracket assembly, starting in November.

How to contact the manufacturer: Owners may contact Ford customer service at 866-436-7332.

NHTSA campaign number: 20V573000. Ford's number for this recall is 20S52.

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2020 Ford Mustang, shown from rear, is recalled for brake concerns