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I went to Galpin yesterday for an oil change and for the C-pillar rattle. The recall shows up but there won’t be a fix until November.





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If they started using them starting in March of 2019, thru August 13, 2020, that would mean that some 2019's should be included... Or was 2019 a short year? Or maybe it was supposed to be March 4, 2020?
 

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This recall is going to be slow. The official notifications will not go out to the consumers until November and if my Edge break system flex hose recall is any indication, it will be at least six months after that. I have had a message on my Ford app for months on the Edge and I just received the official notification yesterday, They letter states Q1 2021 for a fix.
 

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I am very skeptical about this only affecting 2020 models with the part being in use since March 2019. My 2019 was built 06/2019 so I'm sure it has the new brake pedal. Oh well, we'll see what happens. Won't stop me from driving it.
 

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I tracked my VIN down
Order date: December 30th 2019
Production date: June 22nd 2020

and it HAS a recall notice due to the brake pedal bracket fracture

Guess I'll be using the handbrake and slide sideways untill it has been replaced :crackup:
Damn Ras, that really sucks. You’ve waited so long to get your Mustang and now this. I just hope you can the part quickly. Have you spoken to your dealer yet?
 

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I tracked my VIN down
Order date: December 30th 2019
Production date: June 22nd 2020

and it HAS a recall notice due to the brake pedal bracket fracture

Guess I'll be using the handbrake and slide sideways untill it has been replaced :crackup:
Damn Ras, that really sucks. You’ve waited so long to get your Mustang and now this. I just hope you can the part quickly. Have you spoken to your dealer yet?
I don't know how risk adversed everyone else is but the risk of failure supposedly is only there if one slams the brake. Of course you never know when you'll be in a situation that may require doing so. Chances are you'll be fine driving it until the part comes in; hopefully that will be sooner rather than later, but all signs seem to point to Mid-Nov at the earliest (from what I read and the dealer I have spoken with). If you speak to your dealer and they say otherwise, please let us know.
 

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Even if you slam hard on the brakes, that doesn't necessarily mean that the pedal bracket will snap right there and then. The bracket might break, not will break. As I understand, there hasn't yet been any instance of this part actually snapping in real life, and I'm sure a lot of 2019-2020 owners must have slammed hard on the brakes many times to date.
So I wouldn't lose too much sleep over it.

I dodged this one, because mine is a manual. But apparently there's another recall just around the corner, for the back-up camera, and I will most likely be hit by that one. The link posted above doesn't show any recall pending for my VIN yet, but it probably will soon.

Frankly, if I had to choose between having the brake pedal bracket or the camera replaced, I'd pick the bracket. Removing the camera is a delicate operation, involving the removal of flimsy plastic parts held together by cheap plastic clips. The potential for having something broken by a clumsy apprentice is much higher. So I would gladly trade the camera recall for this one. :)
 
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If I need the camera recall I will get a new blank panel and let them do the swap at their risk :like:

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Another recall on 2020 Fords including Mustangs for back-up cameras going dark.
 

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Do we know for sure that this bracket is not common between the auto and manual cars? Could this be a "staged" recall like we saw with the Takata airbags?

Trying to chase down part numbers for these cars has already consumed a chunk of my life that I will never get back...but if I have the time, I'll see if I can find some info on that.

In the meantime, Is this bracket something that could be identified with a visual inspection? Are they different colors or visibly different in design?

It seems like I've been doing a lot of threshold breaking lately, to save the lives of "deathwish squirrels" that are seem to be so common in the autumn. For such smart, clever, problem solving critters, they sure don't get traffic safety. :( It would be nice to not have to think about snapping off the brake pedal in the process.


Actually, it has two. One is under the gift shop. The second is underneath Alamo Hall. The latter being used as a reception venue.
Minor correction: "reception venues" are now officially known as "MAGA COVID Distribution Centers."
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Ira, right below where you copy/paste leaves off...

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Vehicle 1 : 2020-2020 Ford Mustang
Vehicle Type : LIGHT VEHICLES
Body Style :
Power Train : NR
Descriptive Information : Affected vehicles are equipped with automatic transmissions.
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Guys, this only affects LIGHT vehicles. S550 owners do not need to worry! ;)

Even if you slam hard on the brakes, that doesn't necessarily mean that the pedal bracket will snap right there and then. The bracket might break, not will break. As I understand, there hasn't yet been any instance of this part actually snapping in real life, and I'm sure a lot of 2019-2020 owners must have slammed hard on the brakes many times to date.
So I wouldn't lose too much sleep over it.
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Good point but just a thought on this...
The oldest cars affected by this build date range were all very new when they went through their first cold weather months (for northerners). I wonder if the combination of fatigue after some mileage and brittle material due to low ambient temps could be a real concern now when they weren't before.


Another recall on 2020 Fords including Mustangs for back-up cameras going dark.
Mine has this problem! I have never relied on a backup camera before my S550 but it sure would be nice to have this working when backing up in the parking lot at my son's daycare...you never know when one of those little rugrats could sprint into the parking lot, hoping for a look at the undercarriage.

I have been waiting two months so far for the camera to come in stock. My guess is that if it ever comes in, my dealership will just replace it with the same original unit and I'll have to go back for the recall one.
 

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