Ford continues to wrestle with the Mach-E crossover SUV. When it was launched, automobile fanatics questioned Ford’s naming alternative, borrowing the muscle automobile identify and making use of it to a four-door household automobile. Now the carmaker is pressured to concern a recall on the much-maligned car because of a battery concern that would cease the automobile lifeless in its tracks.
As reported by CNBC, Ford lately issued a recall for greater than 48,000 Mach-E autos as a result of a battery malfunction that would unexpectedly render the automobile motionless.
Overheating within the battery’s excessive voltage contactors may trigger the car to fail to start out or, even worse, trigger it to lose energy whereas driving.
Ford explains in its recall discover that this overheating “can lead to a lack of motive energy, which might improve the danger of an accident.”
The corporate initially claimed all its Mach-E vehicles had been stricken by this drawback however later restricted the recall to pick fashions constructed on the automaker’s Cuautitlan plant in Mexico. This concern reportedly impacts almost 49,000 Mustand Mach-E autos offered in 2021 and 2022.
Even with the revised quantity, this worth accounts for nearly half of the estimated 100,000 Mach-E vehicles offered on this time-frame.
Ford claims it could possibly repair the overheating concern with an over-the-air software program replace that will probably be launched someday subsequent month.
House owners who need an instantaneous repair can convey their Mach-E to a Ford or Lincoln dealership which might apply a software program patch.
Ford didn’t embrace a stop-driving order in its discover, so homeowners can proceed to make use of their automobile till a repair has been utilized.