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Potential battery problem on electric Ford Mustangs

The American group Ford said it was recalling nearly 49,000 Mustang Mach-E electric SUVs in the United States and asked dealers to stop deliveries of new vehicles due to a potential battery issue. On affected vehicles, “fast DC charging” and repeated pedaling “may cause high-voltage battery main contactors to overheat,” a Ford spokesman said. However, “an overheated switch that trips while driving can result in a loss of engine power, which can increase the risk of an accident,” he added. The problem can be solved by updating the software, which can be done remotely. Ford plans to launch it next month. The recall comes as the manufacturer has recently focused on its drive to accelerate in the electric vehicle sector, specifically with the first deliveries of an electric version of its popular F-150 pickup in weeks.

Source: L Orient Le Jour

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