© Reuters. Ford (F) Halts Mach-E Sales Due to Safety Recall with No Current Fix
By Michael Elkins
David Johnson, Director of Service Engineering Operations for Ford (NYSE:) released a notice to all U.S. Ford and Lincoln dealers yesterday, instructing them to halt demonstrations and deliveries of all 2021-2022 Mustang Mach-E Models produced between May 27, 2020, and May 24, 2022, due to a problem that requires a safety recall.
According to the notice:
“In the affected vehicles, it is possible that the high voltage battery main contactors may overheat, which can result in an open contactor or welding condition. Should the contactors weld closed while driving, a powertrain malfunction warning light will be illuminated on the next drive cycle, along with a no start condition.
If the contactors open while driving, a powertrain malfunction warning light will be illuminated, the vehicle will display Stop Safely Now in the instrument panel cluster, and the vehicle will experience an immediate loss of motive power. The vehicle will coast to a stop, and all 12V systems including power brakes and steering will remain functional.”
The notice explains that Ford doesn’t expect to have a fix for the problem and that “A complete Dealer Bulletin will be provided to dealers in the 3rd quarter of 2022 when it is anticipated that software and/or parts ordering information and repair instructions will be available.”
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