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Ford Issues Mustang Mach-E Recall

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June 21, 2022—Ford has announced a recall for the Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle.

According to Kelley Blue Book, this recall affects around 50,000 units, which is nearly half of the overall units sold. Models included in the recall were built between the dates of May 27, 2020, and May 24, 2022.

The reason for the recall was explained by Ford as the following: “Direct Current fast charging and repeated wide open pedal events can cause the high voltage battery main contactors to overheat. Overheating may lead to arcing and deformation of the electrical contact surfaces." This is according to documents that the automaker filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Reportedly, a software fix can solve this issue and Ford plans on issuing an over-the-air software update sometime in July. 

As for drivers who have experienced warped battery main contactors due to this issue, Ford has stated that it will reimburse expenses to individuals who have already had work done to fix the problem. The ending date for reimbursement eligibility is currently estimated as January 31, 2023.

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