Battery Issue Prompts Recall of Ford Mustang Mach-E

ford-mustang-mach-e-2022--12-blue--exterior--front 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E | photo by Christian Lantry

A battery issue is prompting Ford to recall nearly 49,000 Mustang Mach-E SUVs. The automaker also issued a delivery hold to dealers, meaning dealers can still sell the model but cannot currently deliver them to customers.

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According to the automaker, DC fast charging and repeated “wide-open pedal events” (that is, mashing the throttle) could cause the Mustang Mach-E’s high-voltage-battery main contactors to overheat, deforming the surfaces that allow the contactors to open or close for power. This could lead to a malfunction that could cause the vehicle to lose power while in motion, increasing the risk of an accident.

An over-the-air software update related to the on-board diagnostic control module and the battery energy control module should resolve the issue, and Ford is anticipating deployment of that update in July. Ford said affected owners also have the option of taking their vehicle to a Ford or Lincoln dealer to complete the software update. Owners with further questions may contact Ford at 866-436-7332 for more information.

The automaker also said there are no open investigations with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration related to this issue. Furthermore, this recall is unrelated to the most recent Mustang Mach-E recall that affected all-wheel-drive models and involved a software malfunction resulting in possible unintended acceleration, unintended deceleration or a loss of drive power.

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