Vast Majority Of Ford GTs Recalled Due To Possible Fire Risk

A rear wing hydraulic fluid leak for Ford's supercar has been deemed a fire risk, prompting a recall
Vast Majority Of Ford GTs Recalled Due To Possible Fire Risk

That clever active rear wing is one of the coolest parts on the tech-fest Ford GT supercar, but a design flaw in the device has been revealed to constitute a fire risk.

The problem lies in a ‘valve block assembly’ for the hydraulic system that operates the wing. The valve can leak hydraulic fluid onto the exhaust, which - if the latter component is hot enough - could trigger a blaze. In fact, one car in Germany did go up in flames as a result of the issue in summer - a fire which thankfully didn’t result in any injuries.

Vast Majority Of Ford GTs Recalled Due To Possible Fire Risk

Ford has now recalled 176 cars in the US plus a further 18 in Canada. We’re yet to hear of a European recall, but one will presumably be following soon.

All cars will receive a software tweak “which eliminates the possibility of excessive pressure in the valve block assembly,” Ford said in a statement. Some GTs will be fitted with a ‘rear wing hydraulic check valve’, plus given fresh o-rings and new filters if required.


SAVAGE DOGG (Ping-Pong Gang) (Corvette Squad)

So it’s sort of like the Pinto, right?

10/11/2018 - 12:08 |
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GTRTURTLE 🔰 🐢(Oo \ S K Y L I N E / oO) (Koen


10/11/2018 - 12:19 |
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Weight reduction bro

10/12/2018 - 04:33 |
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The origin of the Ford GT40 was to compete with Ferrari. They went so far as to include Ferrari’s spontaneous combustion feature

10/11/2018 - 12:19 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

If you can’t buy them

Be them

10/11/2018 - 12:33 |
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“It’s got that boom” is supposed to be metaphorical, Ford took it literally.

10/11/2018 - 14:22 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Food does burn but I don’t think it just straight up explodes

10/11/2018 - 16:54 |
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Risk of the owner’s stomach being in fire…

10/11/2018 - 15:14 |
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Ford staying true to its Pinto roots

10/11/2018 - 16:31 |
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Looks like Clarkson made a smart decision for once

10/11/2018 - 16:56 |
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Joe Groholske

You were supposed to kill the Ferraris, not burn with them!

10/11/2018 - 18:46 |
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Once again proving that active rear wings in most cases are stupid.

10/11/2018 - 18:49 |
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Kenji (Oldsmobile Fan) (GoldWing Enthusiast) (wheel nut)


10/11/2018 - 22:14 |
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