Ford has issued a recall for its iconic Mustang pony car. The recall raises a few eyebrows as it concerns a model which has been an eyeball-grabbing launch for the Dearborn based manufacturer this year.
The company says that the problem has been detected in the passenger safety belt buckle assembly. The issue is found prevalent in 2015 year Mustangs manufactured from 18 August – 2 October of the current year at its Flat Rock facility.
Ford says that the buckle tension sensor might not be calibrated leading to, “misclassification of the front passenger seat occupant”. This it says can lead to the airbag not getting properly deployed thus increasing the risk of injury in the unfortunate event of an accident.
There are only 53 affected units as of now, out of which 50 are in the States and 3 are located in neighbouring Canada. Ford has instructed its dealers to replace the passenger safety belt buckle assembly free-of-cost with no charges to the customer.
Ford has launched the new Mustang to recover lost market space owing to a renewed onslaught from the competition which includes legends like Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge’s Challenger.