Mustang Mach-E: More than 48,000 of Ford’s EV recalled due to probable battery issues
A battery malfunction could lead to starting problems or even loss of power while in motion.
On Tuesday, Ford issued a recall for 48,924 Mustang Mach-E electric vehicles due to a probable battery malfunction. The issue could render the crossover unable to start or could even lead to loss of power while in motion.
This isn’t the first safety recall that Ford has issued for the Mach-E, but it is the largest so far. In 2021, Ford recalled more than 17,000 Mach-E vehicles due to potentially improperly attached windshields. Earlier this year, a software issue compelled Ford to recall 464 Mach-Es, less than 1% of the total vehicles affected by this most recent recall.
The nearly 49,000 Mach-E crossovers which have been recalled include 2021 and 2022 models manufactured at Ford’s Cuautitlan plant in Mexico between May 27, 2020, and May 24, 2022. The recall affects roughly half of the vehicles produced during that time.
A Ford spokesperson told CNET that a software update is anticipated to rectify the issue and is expected to be available over the air sometime next month. The owners have also the option of bringing their vehicle to a Ford or Lincoln dealership to complete the software update.