Ford recalls GT after car fire incident in Germany

Valve block underneath rear wing could leak hydraulic fluid onto exhaust

Published: October 10, 2018, 9:30 PM
Updated: November 21, 2021, 2:59 PM

2017 Ford GT - 2017-18 Ford GTs are being recalled to address a problem with hydraulic fluid dripping on the exhaust and starting a fire.

Ford is recalling its GT supercar over leaky hydraulics that could drip onto the car’s exhaust and start a fire.

Ford is aware of a fire incident in Germany, resulting from a hydraulic leak originating from a valve located under the rear wing block onto the exhaust, causing it to ignite. No injuries were reported from the incident.

The recall affects 194 cars from model years 2017-18 in North America, 18 of which are in Canada. The cars are built for Ford by Multimatic in Markham, Ontario.

Customers are asked to take their cars to Ford dealers, who will update the fully-integrated vehicle controller software. This will eliminate the possibility of excessive pressure in the valve block assembly. Those cars without a hydraulic check valve and filter will have the hardware installed, as will hydraulic pump O-rings, if needed.