Due to a recent flaw found in newer models of the Ford Mustang Mach-E the company will halt its sale. Pausing the sales of this car will help Ford curb possible harm that might occur. At the moment, the company has no solution to the problem plaguing its Mach-E models.
The company reached out to all its US dealers, informing them to stop selling or displaying the Mach-E. This electric vehicle originally came into existence on November 17, 2019. It went into sale about a year after in December 2020, and ever since then it has drawn a lot of attraction to itself in the electric vehicle market.
This electric SUV retails for 295,394 yuan (~$44,000) but all sale on Ford’s official website is on hold. It will remain this way until the company can find a solution to the issue facing Mach-E. The models this issue mainly affects are those from the Cuautitlan assembly plant. The company went on to narrow the affected vehicles down to those rolled out between May 27, 2020, and May 24, 2022.
The issue causing concern for Ford Mustang Mach-E vehicles has to do with its battery. According to the company’s statement, “high voltage battery main contactors may overheat” leading to an open contactor or welding condition. If any of this happens while the car is in motion, there will be a warning from the vehicle to pull over and then an immediate loss of motive power.
From now herein, Ford dealers are not to display or sell any Mustang Mach-E vehicles. The company might as well recall any Mach-E vehicle bought directly from them. This halt in the sale is to give Ford the necessary time to provide a working solution. At the moment the company doesn’t have an exact date the solution will be ready but hopes that it’d be available in the third quarter of the year.