Ford Recalls 18 F-150 Lightnings Over Potential Battery Fire Risk

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A photograph  of a Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck.

Ford has recalled 18 F-150 Lightning trucks. Photo: Ford

The woes proceed for the all-electric Ford F-150 Lighting aft it was deed with artillery issues connected the accumulation enactment earlier this year. After pausing assembly of the pickup motortruck to analyse the issue, Ford has present announced that it volition callback 18 electrical trucks that are facing the aforesaid problem.

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Last month, Ford announced a stop-build and stop-ship bid for the F-150 Lightning aft moving into artillery issues connected the accumulation line. At the time, the Blue Oval said 1 conveyance caught occurrence owed to the contented during pre-delivery prime inspections. As such, accumulation at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center was paused portion it investigated the problem.

Despite the stop-ship bid being successful place, Ford has present uncovered 18 F-150 Lightning trucks that made it retired to dealers with the aforesaid artillery woes. As such, it has announced a callback of the affected trucks. In a connection shared with Jalopnik, Emma Bergg Director of Electric Vehicle and BlueOval City Communications, said:

“Ford is recalling 18 F-150 Lightnings owed to a artillery compartment manufacturing defect, which occurred implicit a four-week play starting astatine the extremity of past year. We precocious established that 18 vehicles containing cells from that four-week play had made it to dealers and customers.

“On Feb. 4, during a modular prime check, 1 conveyance displayed a artillery contented and caught fire. The basal origin identified was related to artillery compartment accumulation astatine the SK On works successful Georgia.”

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Despite 18 vehicles making it retired of the mill successful Michigan, Ford says it is “not alert of immoderate reports of mishap oregon wounded related to this recall.”

A photograph  of the Ford F-150 accumulation   line.

Ford volition restart accumulation of the electrical motortruck connected March 13th. Photo: Ford

After the archetypal stop-build bid was issued, Ford said it worked with artillery supplier SK On to corroborate the “root causes” of the problems and “implemented prime actions” to hole the issue. As such, it announced that production of the F-150 Lightning would restart connected March 13th.

This latest improvement volition not disrupt that previously-announced timeline, and Bergg added that “production is connected way to resume Monday with cleanable banal of artillery packs.”

The issues faced by the F-150 Lightning are conscionable the latest successful a agelong enactment of problems that person deed Ford’s electrical conveyance rollout. The brand’s 2022 F-150 Lightning Super Crew presently has 9 recalls successful place, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Meanwhile, the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E faced issues of its own, including a extortion that could detach without warning.

If you are disquieted that your car mightiness beryllium affected by a recall, there are a fewer casual ways to check if it’s the case. First up, the NHTSA has a ace useful app that you tin usage to spot if your conveyance is impacted by a recall, oregon you tin caput to the regulator’s website and plug your VIN into its callback hunt tool.

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