2018 Gt Transmission Issues

Discussion in 'GT350 and S550 Technical Forum' started by BlackFiveOh, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. BlackFiveOh

    BlackFiveOh TMO Intermediate

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    All,

    I just picked up my '18 GT PP1 last weekend. This car is decades ahead of my '14 GT, Im beyond happy. I was already signed up for two track days with the '14 before I traded for my '18. My question is, have you all heard of the "upcoming" recall for the clutch and shifter? Ive seen a few guys on youtube have some issues, one of which had his entire tranny blow up. Should I back out of the track days and wait for the new parts to come in June?

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    I have ‘17 GT PP 6spd. Took it to an HPDE weekend the first of April and it did GREAT! I hadn’t heard about the recall though. Is it only for the ‘18 or are other years affected too?
     
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    Below is a video I came across the day before I picked mine up lol. I believe it's just the 2018's twin disk clutch. Apparently the gen 3 coyote is making more than the clutch can handle? Supposedly Ford is manufacturing new clutches and shifters and will be in around June...



     
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    It’s covered under warranty so go for it.
     
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    Do you think they would still warranty it if they knew I was tracking the car?
     
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    Supposedly? Sounds like internet hyperbole. Unless a recall has been issued or an official release from Ford don’t expect anything. Ford never fixed the Boss 302 issues so don’t expect anything from one video.
     
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    I blew two engines while tracking and both were replaced under warranty with no questions asked. Boss 302 and GT350.
     
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    Wow, thats incredible. The warranty card says plainly that it doesn't cover defects that occur during racing. Hmmmmmm

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    HPDE is not racing. If your car is stick there shouldn’t be a problem.
     
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    My first 18gt lasted 2 weeks of normal daily driving before the clutch let go and obliterated the trans, after 2 months of fighting ford i got a replacement vehicle and so far so good at 4k miles
     

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