Amid never-ending claims of unintended acceleration in Tesla vehicles that have always been proven false, Ford is recalling the Mustang Mach-E for that exact issue.
According to the recall notice posted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website, faulty powertrain control module software in 464 Mach-Es is to blame for the problem.
The document explains that the software was mistakenly updated for a “later model year/program file” resulting in it falsely reporting a torque value of zero on the secondary axle.
Ford says that after a review of the issue by their Critical Concern Review Group (CCRG), it was determined that the Mach-E may “incorrectly detect a lateral hazard on the primary axle causing the vehicle to enter a speed limited state.”
This results in “unintended acceleration, unintended deceleration, unintended vehicle movement, or a reduction in motive power” which ultimately increases the risk of a crash.
To correct the issue Ford will deploy an over-the-air (OTA) software update this month to update the powertrain control module software. Ford is also giving owners the option to visit a dealer to have the update installed.
There have been no reports of injuries or accidents related to the software problem.
You can read the full recall notice below.