The Ford Mustang GT350 and GT350R have been recalled over “insufficient crimps on a tube to the engine oil cooler,” which could leak oil. This could potentially cause depletion and engine seizure, and, in the presence of an ignition source, catch fire.

According to Ford, the issue has affected around 8,026 vehicles, including 6,523 in the United States, 957 in Canada 346 in Mexico and 59 in federalised territories. Owners of these cars will have to take their GT350s to a Ford dealer to replace the engine oil cooler tube assembly, and a stop sale order is in place for units still in showrooms – meaning that current units cannot be demonstrated or delivered to customers.

The hot Mustang’s 526 hp, 580 Nm 5.2 litre naturally aspirated V8 engine isn’t the first high-revving engine to be recalled in recent times. The 991-generation Porsche 911 GT3 also underwent a similar issue with its 3.8 litre, naturally aspirated flat-six which also suffered engine fires, due to oil leaks from crankcases damaged by faulty connecting rod screw joints. In the GT3’s case, 785 cars had their entire engines replaced.

2015 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

2015 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R