Ford has halted deliveries of the Mustang Mach-E electrical SUV attributable to a problem with its high-voltage system that may result in a loss in energy.
The problem impacts 48,924 of the autos constructed from Could 2020 by way of late Could 2022.
“On affected autos, Direct Present (“DC”) quick charging and repeated huge open pedal occasions may cause the excessive voltage battery fundamental contactors to overheat,” in accordance with Ford, which may trigger the contact surfaces to deform.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
Which may probably lead to a state of affairs the place the overheated contactor opens whereas driving, resulting in a lack of energy. Ford additionally mentions the potential of a contactor that “welds closed” from the situations—though, to take a position, the latter is probably going a situation that varied current failsafes would rapidly detect.
There are not any open security investigations from NHTSA on the matter.
Ford emphasizes that the problem isn’t a stop-sale. Sellers can nonetheless promote the Mach-E, however they’ll’t but ship it.
The repair is fully by way of an over-the-air replace. That can convey revised software program for 2 management modules: the Secondary On-Board Diagnostic Management, and the Battery Power Management Module. The replace is due subsequent month—in July—or, Ford says, house owners will have the ability to take their autos to the dealership to have them full the software program replace.
Ford Mustang Mach-E, downloading replace!
Though Ford has already tackled different remembers for the Mach-E, this isn’t the primary one which it’s solved fully over-the-air. The Mach-E was one of many first mass-produced U.S.-market autos exterior of Tesla autos to have the total potential of over-the-air firmware updates enabled from the beginning. That not solely provides Ford a bonus for remembers comparable to this; it additionally will enable the automaker to probably enhance vary and maybe efficiency with future updates.