Last month, a recall was issued for the Ford Mustang Mach-E after it was discovered that the EV crossover was experiencing an issue that could cause certain examples to become immobile. The recall – which affects 48,924 of roughly 100,000 Mach-Es produced thus far, or more specifically, those built between May 27th, 2020 and May 24th, 2022 – also prompted Ford to temporarily halt deliveries of that model. At that time, Ford admitted that there was no fix for this issue, which is caused by a problem with high voltage battery connections, but said that it would have one in place by Q3. Now, it seems as if that fix has arrived a bit early, according to InsideEVs.
However, there is one catch – this update is currently only available to owners that visit their local dealership, and isn’t yet being offered over-the-air. Officially called the “Mustang Mach-E Battery Contactor Recall Fix (22S41),” this update can currently be applied by dealers, while the OTA update is expected to be ready by later this month or in August.
Those that choose to wait and update their Ford Mustang Mach-E at home will be able to do so via Ford’s Diagnostic and Repair System (FDRS). This fix is software only, with no hardware involved, and reportedly ensures that the EV crossover doesn’t “brick” itself, or stop working altogether. Overheating connectors would instead trigger a “service vehicle soon” message. This means that owners could at least drive their Mach-Es to the dealer for the update in reduced power mode, rather than having to tow the vehicle there.
Meanwhile, affected Ford Mustang Mach-E owners are expected to be notified when the fix is ready by mail, at which point it will be able to be installed over-the-air.