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Ford Recalls 49,000 Vehicles Over BIG Issues – Is Your Car Affected?

FORD has filed a recall notice after discovering a problem in its electric Mustang Mach-E.

The issue is related to a Mach-E battery component that can cause the entire battery to overheat.

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E

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2022 Ford Mustang Mach-EPhoto credit: Getty

Ford filed the recall with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall applies to select 2021 and 2022 Mustang Mach-E models.

Almost 49,000 electric SUVs are being recalled.

Ford spokesman Said Deep claims the problem is related to the Mustang’s DC fast charging (D/C), reports Fox.

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Deep says that overheating “can lead to arcing and deformation of the electrical contact surfaces.”

A driver may lose motive power or experience starting problems when this overheating occurs.

Deep shared that these Mach-E issues will be fixed remotely with an “over-the-air” deployment of a software update starting in July.

Dealers can still sell the Mach-E to customers, but Ford is pausing deliveries of the cars until the problem is fixed, Fox reports.

This action is called a stop sale in the auto industry.

A stop sale helps Ford avoid money from the Lemon Law, which protects consumers from defective cars.

Lemon Law eligible drivers will be compensated in the form of a vehicle refund or replacement vehicle.

Ford reports that drivers can choose between 68 kWh or 88 kWh of usable battery capacity when purchasing their Mach-E.

These battery options represent the standard range and extended range versions of the model.

Ford isn’t the only automaker struggling with significant problems in producing electric cars.

Ford Mustang Mach-E at the New York International Auto Show in 2022

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Ford Mustang Mach-E at the New York International Auto Show in 2022Photo credit: Getty

Electrek reports that there has been an increase in Tesla phantom brake complaints on Tesla Model 3 and Model Y following Tesla’s software update for its vision-only autopilot in May 2021.

Phantom braking describes when cars brake suddenly and automatically for no good reason.

NHTSA is requesting documents related to Tesla’s testing of autopilot, hardware and software changes that could indicate the cause of phantom braking.

https://www.the-sun.com/motors/5561088/ford-recalls-vehicles-over-issue/ Ford Recalls 49,000 Vehicles Over BIG Issues – Is Your Car Affected?

Chris Barrese

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