Two important reminders | Tough week for Ford

The past week has been a busy one for Ford, to say the least. The blue oval brand had to decide to conduct two separate recalls on a number of models, including the Mustang Mach-E.

Posted at 5:45 p.m

Karl Rene

Karl Rene
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The first tries to solve a problem of overheating of Ford Mustang Mach-E high-voltage battery contactors. This can occur after a quick recharge or during sustained acceleration. Ford warns that the problem can cause a sudden loss of power, which of course can be unfortunate when overtaking maneuvers or just at highway speeds.

To remedy this, an update of the diagnostic and battery energy monitoring secondary control modules is required. This can be done remotely or at a dealer next month. According to Ford Canada, 2021 and 2022 Mach-E 7609s are affected by this recall. In anticipation of this update, Ford is suspending deliveries of new Mach-Es, but this does not constitute a suspension of sales, we’re told.

transmission problem for others

The second campaign has a slightly larger scope. Owners of no fewer than 394,192 vehicles are required to schedule an appointment to fix a defect that can cause their vehicle to move suddenly while stationary despite the shifter being in the “Park” position. This is caused by a possible detachment of the cable from the lever, preventing the rider from selecting the desired position.


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A defect affects the 2015 Ford Edge in particular.

Ford will notify affected owners and will replace the recalled vehicles “shift cable socket” and add a protective cap. Meanwhile, drivers must activate their handbrake at all times when the vehicle is parked. The affected models are: C-Max (2013 to 2018), Edge (2015 to 2018), Escape (2013 to 2019), Fusion (2013 to 2016) and Transit Connect (2013 to 2021).

To determine if your Ford is affected by these recalls, you may contact the manufacturer’s customer service department at 1-800-565-3673 with your vehicle’s serial number.

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