2017-2018 Ford GT recalled for fire risk
11 October 2018 - Autoblog
One fire has already been reported
The Ford GT is a really hot car, and apparently it can get hotter. Ford announced a recall for 2017 and 2018 Ford GT supercars for an issue that can lead to a fire. Apparently some valves at the base of the hydraulically actuated rear wing can start leaking fluid. This fluid can then drip down to the exhaust where it can ignite and start a fire.
According to Ford, one GT has caught fire, in Germany. The company said no one was hurt.
The recall is for Ford GTs built between December 20, 2016, and July 31, 2018, which includes 176 examples in the U.S. and 18 in Canada. The issue, apparently, is that there's occasionally too much pressure in the hydraulic valve block below the wing, which forces fluid out. The fix uses a software update to prevent too much pressure from being applied. Some models will also be fitted with a hydraulic check valve and filter, as well as new O-rings if needed.