Ford Motor Co. has issued a recall of 194 hand-built models of the 2017-18 GT supercars pertaining to a hydraulic fluid leak.
The company stated that the fluid could leak from valves under the rear wing block of the car which is in turn built by Canadian supplier Multimatic Inc.
The fluid leak could pose a serious safety hazard, leading to a fire in-case if it reaches the exhaust system. By far, the company stated that one fire was reported in Germany as a result of the defect. However, no deaths or injuries were followed. The affected model has been found out to be manufactured between December 20, 2016, and July 31, 2018.
This comes amid Ford’s plan to build 250 GT models a year through the 2020 model year. The recent recall adds up to 55 per cent of Ford’s production target for the 2017 model. However, despite the recall, the American automaker expects to reach the estimated target for the 2018 model year.
Apart from that, the company also plans to reopen order banks this year for the 2020 GT models. Reports suggest that respective owners of the first two model years have been chosen and that the production of 2019 vehicles has been designated for applicants who were on the waitlist for the first two batches.