Owners of the Ford GT are a select bunch, as they were selected by the Blue Oval a couple of years ago to spend their hard earned cash on the new supercar.
The thing is, even if only a few hundred units of the Michigan-born and Canada-made supercar have been produced to date, some of them will have to be taken back to the dealer.
According to Ford, the recall affects 194 units of the GT in North America. The number includes 176 in the United States and 18 in Canada, which were assembled between December 20, 2016, and July 31, 2018.
All of them are affected by a possible hydraulic fluid leak, which if it comes in contact with the hot exhaust system, could result into a fire.
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“In affected vehicles, hydraulic fluid may leak from valves located underneath the rear wing block onto the exhaust and may cause a fire”, explained the automaker in the official release.
The Blue Oval is aware of one GT that caught fire in Germany, which we covered here, but claims that incident was unrelated to this condition, which, to their knowledge, hasn’t led to any accidents or injuries.
The fix is relatively easy, and will see technicians updating the software of the fully integrated vehicle controller. This is said to eliminate the possibility of excessive pressure in the valve block assembly. Cars without a hydraulic check valve and filter will, however, welcome new hardware, if required, along with hydraulic pump o-rings.
Ford hasn’t announced when the recall will begin, but owners of the second-gen GT should hear from the company soon enough.
Note: Ford GT Heritage Edition pictured
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