It has been known since last week that Ford has had to recall some 50,000 electric Mustang Mach-E models worldwide. Now it is clear: cars are also affected in Germany.
In all variants of the sports e-car, fast charging and repeated hard acceleration could “overheat the main contacts of the high voltage (HV) battery, which could cause a malfunction,” according to the manufacturer. This means that the car may not start or during the journey it loses power and thus breaks down.
It was originally said to be around 50,000 cars worldwide. Apparently, the Ford Mustang Mach-E in Germany is also affected: 6,411 cars built between May 27, 2020 and May 24, 2022. They were produced at the Cuautitlan plant in Mexico.
Software update to fix and other problems
According to Ford, there will be a software update from July to fix the problem, which will be installed “over the air” or in the workshop. Ford has given no indication that the cars will not be able to be moved until then.
A few weeks ago, it was announced that Ford would be taking back 2.9 million Escape, C-Max, Fusion, Transit and Connect series cars in the United States due to gear shift errors. According to Ford, however, German vehicles are not affected.