The problem is that hydraulic valves beneath the GT’s adjustable rear wing could leak hydraulic fluid, which could cause fires if it comes into contact with the vehicle’s high temperature exhaust fumes, Ford said.
The automaker says it is aware of at least one such fire occurring in a GT in Germany. Fortunately, nobody was injured in that incident, and no accidents resulted from the fire.
To fix the problem, Ford dealers will install a software update on affected GTs which is designed to prevent “excessive” hydraulic-fluid pressure from building up at the affected valves. Some GTs might also get new pump O-rings and hydraulic fluid check-valves installed, if those vehicles are not already equipped with the hardware.
The recall affects 194 Ford GTs in North America, 176 of which are in the U.S., with the remaining 18 in Canada. Ford says it delivered 89 of the supercars last year, and has delivered 102 in the U.S. so far this year.
Ford didn’t say how many GTs sold overseas are subject to the recall, which affects 2017 and 2018 model-year GTs built from Dec. 20, 2016, to July 31, 2018.
Source: Roadshow by CNET