Ford Motor is recalling 48,924 Mustang Mach-E crossovers in the U.S. following a safety defect that could cause the electric vehicle to lose power. The company said about 42,000 units of the EV are affected in Europe.
In addition to the recall, Ford has issued a stop-sale on the Mach-E, according to a memo to dealers issued Monday. Under the new orders, retailers are not allowed to complete the sale by delivering the vehicle to customers.
The automaker, in the memo, said the vehicle's high-voltage battery main contactors could overheat, leading to a malfunction that could cause the vehicle to either not start or immediately lose propulsion power while in motion.
Ford said the affected vehicles were built from May 27, 2020, through May 24, 2022, at its plant in Cuautitlan, Mexico.