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Ford recalls GT after car fire incident in Germany

Valve block underneath rear wing could leak hydraulic fluid onto exhaust

Published: October 11, 2018, 2:30 AM
Updated: October 19, 2018, 1:37 AM

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.

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 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.

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.

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.