Lead Feet Cause Ford to Issue Another Mach-E Recall, This Time for a Relay

We know it’s fun but stop flooring your Mach-E over and over. Ford issued another recall for the Mustang Mach-E on July 15 that is caused by an overheating relay. What causes the relay to fail? Ford says, “Multiple wide open pedal events.” In other words, owners are pressing the “gas” pedal to the floor too often in the electric crossover. The Mach-E Performance GT version can hit 60 miles per hour in about 3.5 seconds. Fast charging, which is a major feature of the Mach-E, is also a contributor to the recall.

The recall affects 48,924 vehicles in the U.S. Ford says you can keep driving your Mach-E.  

Is there a fix?

There's a new Ford Mustang Mach-E recall, this time for a bad relay.
Ford Mustang Mach-E | Ford

Ford says an over-the-air fix will be available in July that can fix the issue. Also, a visit to your dealer can do it. There is a warning, however, that the relay will blow. A “powertrain malfunction warning light will be illuminated,” and it will tell the driver to “stop safely now,” Ford said in a news release. If the switch fails completely, the Mach-E will not start.

Software bugs have sidelined the Mach-E in the past.

This is Ford’s second recent recall

2020 Ford Transit Connect driving on highway
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Ford has also issued a recall for the shifter mechanisms that put some Ford vehicles into park. They roll away if the mechanism fails. The issue affects 2013 to 2019 Escape, 2013 to 2018 C-Max, 2013 to 2016 Fusion, 2013 to 2021 Transit Connect vans, and 2015 to 2018 Edge SUVs and cars. The new recall is the fifth time Ford has issued one for the same concerns, and the recalls go back to 2018. The fix is to replace a shift bushing and add a protective shield.

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