Why did Ford Mustang recall nearly 49,000 Mach-E Cars ?

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The Ford Mustang is one of the most iconic cars in the world, and today, you can add one of the most advanced and sophisticated electric models to the lineup. The Mach-E is the most powerful and technologically advanced model in the lineup, with a range of 60 miles per charge, a sophisticated 12-inch display screen, and the ability to seat five passengers.

Mustang Mach E 0-60

As an added bonus, the Mach-E is also the quickest model in the lineup, reaching 60 miles per hour in just under 4 seconds. This extra performance comes at the expense of some of the traditional Mustang traits, like a six-cylinder engine and a removable hardtop, but there are plenty of other great things about the Mach E. The most obvious is the futuristic design, but unfortunately, the mustang Mach-E faced the issue with battery however it was the best-selling car and they had stopped taking orders due to high demand.

Mustang Mach E Interior

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Mach-E interior
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Mach-E interior
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The automaker informed its dealers in advance of the upcoming recall and asked them to halt deliveries of the 2021 and 2022 Mustang Mach E models.

Mach E Issues

According to Ford, 48,924 Mustang Mach Es sold in the US are affected by this issue — nearly half of the roughly 100,000 vehicles produced during that time. It was the recent outages that prompted Ford to launch a consumer electric vehicle that helped the automaker take second place behind Tesla in electric vehicle sales.

The malfunction is related to the possible overheating of the car’s battery high voltage contactors, which can cause the car to not start or lose power while driving. “An overheated switch that opens while driving can result in loss of engine control and increase the risk of an accident.” the statement said.

The second-largest US automaker said fast DC charging and repeated, open pedaling can cause the main contactors on the high-voltage battery to overheat. Ford said it will fix an issue affecting Mach-E vehicles built from late May 2020 to late May 2022, with the software update expected to begin next month.

Ford said, “Overheating can warp and deform electrical contact surfaces, which can cause the contactor to open or the contactor to weld.” If an overheated switch opens while driving, it can cause a loss of engine power and increase the risk of an accident.

Software Bug

Ford has already issued five recalls for several 2021 Mustang Mach E vehicles, including nearly 500 recalls due to a software bug that may have caused unintended acceleration. These recalls included loosening screws and improper gluing of the windshield and sunroof.

Ford says the problem can be resolved with an over-the-air software update that will be released “in the next month”. Mustang Mach-E owners can also take their vehicle to a Ford or Lincoln dealership for faster software fixes.

The recall comes at a pivotal time in Ford’s electrification strategy, as the first F-150 Lightning trucks have reached customers in recent weeks. The company reported 6,254 electric vehicle sales in May 2022, up 222% from a year earlier and about 4.2% of Ford’s total sales. The Mustang Mach E accounted for the majority of May sales with 5,179 vehicles.

Ford Mustang has Stopped Delivery

Dealers cannot deliver new vehicles to customers until a software update has been installed for the vehicles. The problem is related to the high voltage battery main contactors; They can overheat and disable transmission. after thoroughly checking and satisfaction Ford Mustang will resume start delivery.

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