Recall and Immediate Stop Sale on 8,026 GT350 and GT350R Models: Engine Oil Cooler

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  1. swedensky

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    UPDATED WITH OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

    Vin Specific Safety Recall.

    Please refer to the following to check your vehicle:

    https://owner.ford.com/tools/account...s/results.html

    https://owner.ford.com/

    https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/


    2015-17 Shelby GT350:R Safety Recall: Engine Oil Cooler .jpg
     
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    Very interesting.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up T. I wonder how they will identify the specific vehicles since they were all made at the same place.
     
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    How do we determine, or where do we look for our build date?
     
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    The Joe Charles TSB?
     
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    #7 swedensky, Oct 25, 2016
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    Fix will happen at the first quarter of 2017?:shrug: does that mean dealers can't sell these for over 2 months?
     
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    I don't think so, his was a failed retaining ring that let out a a blank off plug.

    I think someone else on here did experience this failure though.
     
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    Correct, for any vehicle that falls under the recall we cannot even have them on display. That goes for all vehicles ordered arriving in that period also.

    Also, customers have first dibs when parts are available for the repair so if they are limited it will push the sale dates back further.
     
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    So, this must be the reason for all those engine failures/oil leaks and that one GT350 that caught fire on the track while the guy was driving it.
    I hope they get it all squared away for future buyers. :thumbsup:
     
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    Any pictures of the problem area? I'd like to take a look under my car see what I can find out.
     
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    #13 Tomster, Oct 25, 2016
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    Wow :eyebulge:

    Cannot demonstrate or deliver....

    Edited to add: No surprise, I'm on the list too. Unless Ford is going to make my payments and tell me that it is not safe to drive it, I will continue with business as usual. I planned to track it in early December.

    I will probably put it up on the race ramps and have a look to see what all the drama is about.
     
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    Not yet that I have, but will post if I get more info.
     
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    Just logged onto owner.ford.com and saw it listed for my car (it has my vin #). :( So if I understand correctly, there's no fix for this yet? Also, if that's the case, what happens if something does happen while waiting for this fix?
     
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    Good call, my car as well. Mine was built Jan 2016
     
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    Every car that was built before September it seems.

    Womp wamp. I hope nobody was looking to trade-in soon.
     
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    Your build date will be in the upper right of the info sticker inside the left door frame.
     
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    My car is listed for the recall...


    Recall Date: OCT 24, 2016

    Recall Title: ENGINE OIL COOLER TUBE ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT
    NHTSA Recall Number: AWAITING#

    Ford Recall Number: 16S40

    Recall Description: ENGINE OIL COOLER TUBE ASSEMBLIES ON VEHICLES BUILT WITHIN THE SUSPECT DATE RANGE MAY HAVE INSUFFICIENT CRIMPS THAT COULD LEAD TO A HOSE SEPARATION AND AN OIL LEAK.

    Risk to Safety: SUDDEN LOSS OF ENGINE OIL MAY RESULT IN ENGINE FAILURE, AND IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF A FIRE.

    Remedy Program: OWNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY MAIL AND INSTRUCTED TO TAKE THEIR VEHICLE TO A FORD OR LINCOLN DEALER TO HAVE THE ENGINE OIL COOLER TUBE ASSEMBLY REPLACED.

    THERE WILL BE NO CHARGE FOR THIS SERVICE. FORD IS EXCLUDING REIMBURSEMENT FOR COSTS BECAUSE THE ORIGINAL WARRANTY PROGRAM WOULD PROVIDE FOR A FREE REPAIR FOR THIS CONCERN.
    FORD WILL FORWARD A COPY OF THE NOTIFICATION LETTERS TO DEALERS TO THE AGENCY WHEN AVAILABLE.

    Status: 12 - RECALL INCOMPLETE. REMEDY NOT YET AVAILABLE.
    Manufacturer Notes: TO CHECK FOR NON-SAFETY-RELATED PROGRAMS APPLICABLE TO YOUR VEHICLE, SEE HTTP://WWW.FORD.COM/ OR CALL YOUR FORD DEALER.
     
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