NHTSA Opens Investigation Into 2022 Mustang Mach-E Recall
We hear about vehicle recalls all the time, but it’s not often that we hear about a recall being investigated for not going far enough. That’s the case with a 2022 Ford recall of the Mustang Mach-E, in which the automaker pulled back almost 49,000 units for battery overheating concerns during charging.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation into 64,000 Mustang Mach-Es after it received a dozen complaints from owners whose vehicles had been fixed under the recall. Ford issued software updates to monitor battery temperatures and prevent damage.
Complaints started rolling in soon after the repairs, with one person reporting a failure two days after the fix. The owner said they were driving on the highway when the check engine light illuminated, and the vehicle limited itself to 30 percent power. A Florida owner told the NHTSA that their Mach-E stopped on a highway on-ramp and wasn’t able to be restarted until several hours later.
Though it’s not the most common news, recalls aren’t always the final word in getting a problem fixed. The Chevrolet Bolt’s massive battery recall just a couple of years ago was the second such action by the automaker, and it included several units “fixed” the first time around.
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