Ford announced that it will recall nearly 50,000 electric cars due to a defect in the batteries. This could cause a loss of power when driving. Ford stated that it is currently working on a solution for the 48.924 vehicles that suffered from a loss in power, overheating, and startup issues.
“It is possible for the high voltage battery main contacts to overheat in the affected vehicles. This could lead to an open contactor condition or a welding condition. The company stated in a letter that if the contactors are closed while driving, the powertrain malfunction warning lamp will be illuminated and a no-start condition will be set.
Ford says the main contactor causes the problem in the battery that can heat up and become stuck open or welded.
Ford stated that if the contactors are closed while driving, a powertrain warning light and a no-start condition will be lit on the next drive cycle.
Deep, a Ford spokesperson, said that the problem is specifically related to the vehicles' Direct Current fast charging. He also mentioned that the better could overheat which can lead to “arcing and deformation” of the electrical contact surfaces. Deep stated that this could cause the car to lose power, which can increase the chance of an accident. Ford dealers can update the software for owners of electric vehicles.
Ford added that “If the contactors are open while driving, warning light for a powertrain malfunction will be illuminated. The vehicle will display Stop Safely Now on the instrument cluster and experience an immediate loss in motive power. The vehicle will stop at a safe speed and all 12V systems, including power brakes, will continue to function.
According to the letter, Ford dealers cannot deliver Mustang Mach-Es or perform test drives.
The company stated that dealers will receive a complete Dealer Bulletin in the third quarter of 2022. It is expected that software, parts ordering information, and repair instructions will be available to support the safety recall.
According to Ford estimates, the Mustang Mach-E can charge 10 to 80 percent of its battery in just 45 minutes. Cars with the smaller battery, however, will take 38 minutes.
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