Ford Motor on Tuesday issued a recall of nearly 49,000Mustang EVs electric crossovers due to battery safety malfunctioning. It also told dealers to temporarily halt selling the popular electric vehicle. this malfunctioning may cause may render the vehicle immobile.
According to the recall, the malfunction involves a potential overheating of the vehicle’s battery high-voltage contractors, which can lead the vehicle to fail to start or lose power while in motion. “An overheated contactor that opens while driving can result in a loss of motive power, which can increase the risk of an accident,” the notice reads.
The affected vehicles include the model year 2021 and 2022 vehicles built between May 27th, 2020, and May 24th, 2022 at the automaker’s Mexico plant. Nearly 49,000 of around 100,000 Mach-Es produced during that time frame have been recalled by the Detroit-based automaker, the report said late on Tuesday.
The recall has also been filed with the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The automaker said the problem can be fixed with an over-the-air software update, to be issued “next month.”
“Ford has not issued instructions to stop driving vehicles under this safety recall,” a company spokesperson was quoted as saying.
Ford has issued a handful of recalls regarding the Mach-E since its launch, according to the NHTSA website.
This isn’t the first speed bump in the Mustang’s short history. The automaker has earlier issued recalls for unintended acceleration, improperly attached seatbelts, and loose subframe bolts.
-With inputs from IANS.