29 Nov '13, 1am

Ford has confirmed a Focus Electric recall - read more

Ford has confirmed a Focus Electric recall - read more

In another blow to the image of electric cars, Ford has announced a recall of certain model year 2012-2014 Focus Electrics (pictured) built from September 15, 2011-August 23, 2013. The problem with the affected vehicles is a potential powertrain control module software issue that could potentially prompt a loss in power, which in turn increases the risk of a crash occurring. According to Ford, if the power loss occurs, drivers see a red triangle indicator with the message "stop safely now" in the instrument cluster. Steering and braking operate normally: and electric cars can sometimes be restarted following a shutdown. Ford filed information of the defect with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the USA and outlined that 2,456 vehicles are potentially affected: this is from a total of 2,911 electric cars in total that Ford has produced up to October, 201...

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