Wednesday, October 4, 2023
News NHTSA is looking into the Ford Mustang Mach-E... again

NHTSA is looking into the Ford Mustang Mach-E… again

  • No new recall campaign has been announced.

  • 2021 and 2022 model years (of the Mustang Mach-E) are affected by this electrical issue.

  • More than 64,000 units are concerned by this trouble.


The U.S. federal agency NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) has just announced that it will investigate a recall dating back to June 2022 by the American giant Ford. The recall campaign involved nearly 50,000 units of the Ford Mustang Mach-E, which were plagued by power loss problems.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
Ford Mustang Mach-E

The agency’s Office of Defects Investigation reportedly received a dozen complaints from American consumers, citing the return of problems (after the update performed by Ford) related to overheating of the high-voltage battery’s main contactors, which were at the root of the vehicle’s power loss problems or malfunctions.

The recall involved Mustang Mach-E models 2021 and 2022. The NHTSA agency launched the investigation to assess the measures taken by the Dearborn-based automaker to correct this teething problem with the electric crossover. The government agency estimates that 64,727 vehicles would be affected by this potential overheating problem.

Fortunately, at this time

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Photo: Olivier Delorme

, no injuries, fires, accidents, or fatalities have yet been reported.


The measures employed by Ford involved two over-the-air software updates, one to monitor the temperature of the contactor and reduce battery power if necessary to avoid damaging the contactor. The other over-the-air update was to monitor contactor resistance and reduce vehicle power to prevent further damage.

Finally, Ford issued a service bulletin to replace the high-voltage battery junction box on vehicles that had suffered power losses.

For the time being, no new recall had been issued by Transport Canada for the Mustang Mach-E.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT | Photo: Ford

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