Ford Recalls 49,000 Mustang Mach-E Over Battery Malfunction

by | Oct 11, 2022 | Clean Energy | 0 comments

The “potential safety defect” was first reported on by CNBC when Toyota issued a stop-sale of the Mach-E to its retailers. The defect in question is the potential overheating of the battery, which could cause a loss of power while in motion, or keep the vehicle from starting.

The Verge reports that according to the numbers provided by Ford, over half of their model year 2021 and 2022 vehicles built between May 27th, 2020, and May 24th, 2022 are affected by the recall.

Luckily, the problem is basically a software issue, and it can be fixed with an over-the-air patch that will be available soon. In the meantime, Mach-E owners can take their EV into a Ford or Lincoln dealership for a faster fix.

Ford is right behind Tesla in nationwide EV sale rankings, and even though this recall affects a large number of their cars, it’s unlikely to slow their trajectory–especially with the recently-released and long-awaited Ford F-150 Lightning.


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