Ford halts Mustang Mach-E deliveries for battery recall
On Tuesday Ford issued a recall for 48,924 Mustang Mach-E electric vehicles due to a possible battery safety concern and told dealers to temporarily halt selling the popular electric vehicle. The issue could render the crossover unable to start or could lead to loss of power while in motion.
The battery safety defect may render the vehicle immobile. The malfunction involves a potential overheating of the vehicle’s battery high-voltage contractors, which can lead the vehicle to fail to start or lose power while in motion.
The Ford notice read, “An overheated contactor that opens while driving can result in a loss of motive power, which can increase the risk of an accident.” The automaker said the problem can be fixed with an over-the-air software update, to be issued “next month.”
The battery issue affects Mach-Es that were built from May 27, 2020, through May 24, 2022, at the automaker’s Mexico plant. Nearly 49,000 of around 100,000 Mach-Es produced during that time frame have been recalled by the Detroit-based automaker, the report said late on Tuesday.
The recall has also been filed with the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)., “Ford has not issued instructions to stop driving vehicles under this safety recall,” a company spokesperson was quoted as saying.
The automaker has earlier issued recalls for unintended acceleration, improperly attached seatbelts, and loose subframe bolts.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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