Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Recall Happening, What Went Wrong?

Oct 28, 2016 07:50 AM EDT | Leian N.

Initially deemed as the best rival for the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 model with only one second behind during the Lightning Lap 2016 event, the company has recently announced that the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 models are bound for a recall due to oil leaks. What went wrong for the muscle car? Which models are affected?

In recent reports, it was revealed that 2015-2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 models, about 6,523 of such, would be recalled due to defects of its make and model. In fact, it was labeled to be hazardous to drivers as it could light up at any second.

The Defects

The problem was said to be related to engine oil cooler tube assemblies of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 models manufactured during 2015-2017. The said defect was deemed to result in engine failure or could possibly light the vehicle on fire because of a hose separation and an oil leak, according to Motor Trend.

Which Cars Are Covered?

As was revealed by Ford, the U.S. vehicles would be covered by the said recall and that all other vehicles located in Mexico, Canada, and federalized territories would also be included. In fact, the announcement revealed that Ford would replace the engine oil cooler tube assembly to remedy the problem of the make and model.

Despite the negative feedback about the defects, Ford claimed that they were unaware of any fire of accidents related to the issue. With this, the company urged the purchasers of the vehicles to go to the nearest Ford dealership if they own a Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 or Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R model that were made from Feb. 24, 2015, until Aug. 30, 2016, according to Auto Evolution.

Recall History Of The Company

The said recall remedy was deemed to be not the company's first. 2010-2012 Ford Escape models along with 2010-2011 Ford Mercury Mariner were also reported to have engine issues as well. In fact, 400,00 units were recalled when the problem was recognized by the company.

With the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 recall, will the muscle car still be able to defeat the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 model in sales?

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