Ford to recall 430,000 Mustangs for parking brake flaw

Monday, November 6th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

DETROIT – Ford Motor Co. will recall about 430,000 Ford Mustangs dating to 1994 because of a parking brake problem, the automaker said Monday.

The recall will affect model year 1994 to 2001 Mustangs with manual transmissions. Ford spokesman Mike Vaughn said the parking brake could sometimes slip, causing the car to move.

Vaughn said the company isn't aware of any accidents or injuries connected to the brake. Ford said that earlier this fall, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 300 cases of brake failure to the company; Vaughn said it wasn't clear if any of those cases involved Mustangs.

Vaughn said Ford will send letters to Mustang owners notifying them of the recall and what procedure to follow to get the car repaired in late November. Until then, owners should engage the brake and put the car in first gear when parking it.