Ford Mustang Mach-E: 49,000 units recalled in the US

The American company based in Michigan is ready to intervene on 49,000 electric crossovers, produced between 2020 and 2022, due to a battery overheating problem. System update required. Meanwhile, deliveries are interrupted

Giulio Masperi

– Milan

A lithium-ion battery overheating problem underlying the recall of nearly 49,000 Ford Mustang Mach-Es in the United States of America. The problem would affect the main contacts of the battery pack. This problem would manifest itself during recharging operations at rapid “DC” type direct current columns, or during use of the car, in particular after a phase of prolonged and repeated sustained acceleration. According to what has been learned, the anomaly would cause a loss of powertrain power and, in some cases, problems in starting the battery-powered crossover, due to the fact that overheating can cause deformations of the electrical contact surfaces.

ford mustang mach-E: the battery problem

As reported by the American media, including the newspaper Car and Driver, the manufacturer of the Blue Oval would have notified the overseas sales network of the need to recall 48,924 Ford Mustang Mach-E produced between the months of May 2020 and 2022 in the Mexican plants of Cuautitlan Izcalli. In addition to the same dealer network, the Dearborn, Michigan-based company would have reported stopping deliveries of all vehicles produced in 2021 and in the first five months of 2022. To remedy the problem and avoid any consequences for customers. , Ford from July 2022 should intervene on all the recalled cars with an “over-the-air” software update of the Mach-E (which is carried out via the web, even remotely) or directly at the dealership .

ford mustang mach-e: car details

Arrived on the market also in Italy starting from 2021, Ford Mustang Mach-E is a medium-sized electric crossover, 4.7 meters long and 1.88 meters wide, with a design that recalls the concept of sportiness typical of a coupé. The American car is available with rear-wheel drive and a standard battery pack with a capacity of 68 kWh, or with the 88 kWh Extended Range. Mach-E is also available with Awd all-wheel drive combined with a larger capacity battery. The 88 kWh battery can be recharged in direct current DC up to a power of 150 kW.

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