2011 Mustang faces clutch problems

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Ford just released a Technical Service Bulleting (TSB) for a clutch issue on 2011 Mustangs built before April 25, 2010. According to the TBS, the affected models may experience a clutch pedal “stayout” condition with a manual transmission that has around 10,000 miles or less.

The “stayout” condition will cause the clutch pedal to remain on the floor during high engine RPM shifts. When engine RPM drops, clutch pedal operation returns to normal, but the re-engagement is abruptly done. This presents a safety issue during a traffic stop or when changing lanes. A suddenly abrupt could cause one to startle and lose control of the vehicle. The problem takes less than an hour to repair with the replacement of Brake Pedal and Bracket assembly.

It is advisable that you take your 2011 Ford Mustang to any Ford dealership to have it check out.

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CLUTCH STAYOUT AT HIGH RPM-BUILT ON OR BEFORE 4/25/2010
TSB 10-19-4

FORD:
2011 Mustang

ISSUE
Some 2011 Mustangs built on or before 4/25/2010, with a manual transmission and low mileage, typically 10,000 miles or less (16,093 Km), may exhibit a clutch pedal Stayout condition at very high engine RPM. This condition will generate a concern of the clutch pedal remaining on the floor during high engine RPM shifts. When engine RPM drops, clutch pedal operation returns to normal, but the re-engagement may be abrupt.

ACTION
Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

SERVICE PROCEDURE
The clutch pedal Stayout is a condition where at high engine RPM, centrifugal forces on the clutch system can reduce the force with which the clutch diaphragm fingers push against the release bearing. This can result in the clutch pedal staying on the floor until engine RPM decreases and the diaphragm return force increases.

1. Replace the Brake Pedal and Bracket assembly. Refer to Workshop Manual, Section 206-06.

PART NUMBER / PART NAME
BR3Z-2455-M / Brake Pedal And Bracket (Black-3.7L/GT 5.0L w/Brembo Brakes)
BR3Z-2455-P / Brake Pedal And Bracket (Metallic-3.7L/GT 5.0L w/Brembo Brakes)
BR3Z-2455-R / Brake Pedal And Bracket (Black-GT 5.0L Standard Brakes)
BR3Z-2455-T / Brake Pedal And Bracket (Metallic-GT 5.0L Standard Brakes)

WARRANTY STATUS:
Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage

IMPORTANT: Warranty coverage limits/policies are not altered by a TSB. Warranty coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part.

OPERATION
101904A

DESCRIPTION
2011 Mustang MT82 Transmission: Replace The Brake Pedal And Bracket Assembly (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations)

TIME
0.8 Hr.

DEALER CODING

CONDITION CODE
01

BASIC PART NO.
2455

NOTE: The information in Technical Service Bulletins is intended for use by trained, professional technicians with the knowledge, tools, and equipment to do the job properly and safely. It informs these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or provides information that could assist in proper vehicle service. The procedures should not be performed by “do-it-yourselfers”. Do not assume that a condition described affects your car or truck. Contact a Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury dealership to determine whether the Bulletin applies to your vehicle. Warranty Policy and Extended Service Plan documentation determine Warranty and/or Extended Service Plan coverage unless stated otherwise in the TSB article.The information in this Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) was current at the time of printing. Ford Motor Company reserves the right to supercede this information with updates.The most recent information is available through Ford Motor Company’s on-line technical resources.

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