Last month, Ford recalled more than 48,000 Mustang Mach-E units for battery contactor issues. Ford has now introduced a fix for the issue which can be implemented through the company’s dealer network.
Ford’s Mach-E recall revolved around an issue that would occur when the vehicle’s battery contactors overheat, causing the electric vehicle’s performance to decline. In the worst case, the vehicle would stop and have to be towed to a dealership. While this recall was in place and Ford sought a solution, dealers were told to suspend deliveries of new Mach-Es.
The affected vehicles were manufactured at Ford’s Cuautitlan plant in Mexico between May 27, 2020 and May 24, 2022; covering many available Mach-E models sold. Fortunately, through Ford’s extensive dealer network, vehicles can be repaired. Customers can also expect an over-the-air update to roll out later this year. Other recalls that applied to the Mach-E are much rarer, but were also software-based.
The recall apparently had little effect on Ford Mach-E’s success, as the company noted it was able to boost EV sales by 70% in June compared to a year ago. A notable part of this number was Mach-Es.
Some factors remain unclear. First, it was not released how common this problem was among the nearly 49,000 recalled vehicles. Would they all have suffered from this problem at some point? Or is it unlikely that any given vehicle actually has the problem? Second, the viability of the update remains a mystery as customers have yet to post any experiences online about how their vehicles behaved after the recall and its subsequent fix.
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