Not a great look for Ford Motor Company here:
Ford Motor is instructing dealers to temporarily stop selling electric Mustang Mach-E crossovers due to a potential safety defect that could cause the vehicles to become immobile.
Ford, in a notice Monday to its dealers, said potentially affected vehicles include 2021 and 2022 Mach-Es that were built from May 27, 2020, through May 24, 2022, at the automaker's Cuautitlan plant in Mexico.
Nearly 49,000 of the roughly 100,000 Mach-Es produced during that time frame will be part of a recall, Ford spokesman Said Deep told CNBC.
So pretty much half of all the Mach-Es made at that plant during that timeframe are going back home. If you bought one of those, and your neighbor bought one of those, odds are one of you is gonna be without your Mach-E for a bit. It's a coin toss.
And if your car is part of the call, man, don't you wait around to send it back:
The problem involves a potential overheating of the vehicle's high voltage battery main contactors, which is an electrically controlled switch for a power circuit. The issue can lead to a malfunction that could cause the vehicle not to start or immediately lose propulsion power while in motion, the notice states.
Yeah "immediately lose propulsion power while in motion" sounds...a bit concerning.
I guess it wouldn't be quite like that but I don't think anybody's gonna want to find out either way.
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