Police departments all over the US may be adopting the Mustang Mach-E, but the automaker is facing some challenges with the EV. It has officially recalled some of the 2022 editions. This is due to a risk of the crossover’s axle breaking.
Ford said a manufacturing error is responsible. It affects the car’s right-rear axle half-shaft.
The Green Car Congress reports the rear axle could fail under load. Ford has now recalled about 1,200 units.
Meanwhile, Ford is issuing the recall only as a cautionary step. There has been no accident, injury, or death associated with the flaw.
Ford cannot be too careful; the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration points out an affected car may roll away when parked. Owners are advised to use the parking brake until they are sure their vehicles are not involved.
The risk increases if the car is in motion when the part fails. The vehicle may lose power suddenly and cause a fatal accident.
Ford also points out that most of the affected units are unsold, making it easier to fix the problem.
Recalls are nothing new in the auto industry. Rivian is recalling more than 200 vehicles over a seatbelt issue. Last month, General Motors also recalled the GMC Hummer EV and BrightDrop EV600 due to a battery connector issue.