American automaker Ford has recalled the souped up version of its Mustang muscle car, the Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R due to an issue with the oil cooler tube assembly that may cause oil to leak in the engine compartment and lead to a fire.
Ford has also issues a stop sale notice to dealers to prevent them from selling the affected vehicles which are still in stock at the dealerships.
Ford will also not allow Mustangs that are already sold but still at the dealership to leave until the leakage issue is fixed.
According to Ford, an improperly crimped engine oil cooler tube assembly may separate from the engine over time.
If it does separate, the the assembly could start leaking and starve the engine of oil and cause significant damage to the V8. The leaking oil could also ignite which is an even more hazardous issue.
The recall affects approximately 8,000 Ford Mustang GT350 and GT350R muscle cars which were manufactured between February 24, 2015 to August 30, 2016.
Ford has not received any reports regarding fires, injuries and deaths related to the leakage issue affecting the top spec Mustangs.
Affected owners can head to their nearest Ford dealership where the dealer will replace the under crimped oil cooler tube assembly at no cost to the affected owners.
The issue does not affect any of the Mustangs sold in India as the Shelby variants of the American Pony car are not sold in the country