2020 Ford Mustang recalled for broken brake pedals

During a sudden stop, the brake pedal bracket could fracture.

Sean Szymkowski
It all started with Gran Turismo. From those early PlayStation days, Sean was drawn to anything with four wheels. Prior to joining the Roadshow team, he was a freelance contributor for Motor Authority, The Car Connection and Green Car Reports. As for what's in the garage, Sean owns a 2016 Chevrolet SS, and yes, it has Holden badges.
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2020 Ford Mustang HPP
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No one wants a broken brake pedal.


A total of 38,005 Ford Mustangs will need to go back to the dealership as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published documents this week announcing a new recall for the pony car. According to Ford and the NHTSA documents, the 2020 Mustangs in question may feature broken brake pedals.

During a "sudden stopping," the brake pedal bracket my fracture and leave drivers with reduced stopping power. Yikes. However, the automaker said it's not aware of any crashes or injuries related to this new recall. If you own a 2020 Mustang with a manual transmission, you're in the clear, however. Ford noted this problem is only related to Mustangs with an automatic transmission.

According to the documents, the brake pedal bracket materials changed from nylon to polypropylene for Mustangs equipped with an automatic transmission. Ford cited "insufficient design margins" for the potential problem.

Mailed noticed began making their way to the 38,005 owners, which will instruct them to bring their car to a Ford or dealer. There, a technician will replace the brake pedal bracket assembly free of charge.

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