The Ford Mustang Mach-E, a relatively new model in the brand’s lineup, has a serious problem: there is a risk of overheating of the battery and a sharp loss of power. In this regard, the company demanded that dealers temporarily stop sales of the Mustang Mach-E, and also announced the recall of more than 49 thousand cars. CNBC clarifies that we are talking about the Mustang Mach-E produced in the period from May 27, 2020, to May 24, 2022, at the plant in Cuautitlan, Mexico.
During express charging or if the driver is actively revving, the main contactors of the high-voltage battery may overheat. If the overheated contactor opens while driving, this will lead to a loss of traction power, which will increase the risk of an accident. Ford explained that the issue is solved by updating the software. According to the recall notice filed with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 48,924 copies of the Ford Mustang Mach-E sold on the local market are subject to recall.
This is not the first detected defect of the model. For example, last year it turned out that windshields were incorrectly fixed on electric crossovers, and there were also issues with sealing panoramic hatches. For this reason, 30 thousand cars were sent to the services. And in May of this year, a batch of 400 electric cars was recalled, which, due to a software error, spontaneously accelerated and slowed down.
Another problematic model at Ford is the new Bronco. And the point is not only that due to the hype of demand and lack of components, the company delays delivery times, but also that SUVs suddenly “die”: on modifications with a 2.7-liter V6 engine of the EcoBoost family, the power unit can fail even with minimal mileage. The plant recognized the issue but has not yet announced a full-fledged recall campaign for cars.