Ford Recalls 49,000 U.S. Mach-E EVs Over Potential Power Loss
Ford Motor Co. announced on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, that it is recalling approximately 49,000 Mustang Mach-E electric vehicles in the United States because a part could overheat and cause a loss of propulsion power, according to David Shepardson of Reuters.
Photo Insert: Ford previously issued five recalls for different 2021 Mustang Mach-E models, including nearly 500 for a software issue that could cause unintended acceleration.
According to the No. 2 automaker in the United States, DC fast charging and repeated wide-open pedal events can cause the high-voltage battery main contactors to overheat. Ford said it will address the issue, which affects Mach-E vehicles built between late May 2020 and late May 2022, with a software update that will begin next month.
Dealers will not be able to deliver new vehicles to customers until the vehicles have received the software update.
Ford said "overheating may lead to arcing and deformation of the electrical contact surfaces, which can result in a contactor that remains open or a contactor that welds closed."
If an overheated contactor opens while driving, it could result in a loss of propulsion power, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford previously issued five recalls for different 2021 Mustang Mach-E models, including nearly 500 for a software issue that could cause unintended acceleration. Among the recalls were loose bolts and insufficient windshield and panoramic roof glass bonding.