The electric 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is unlike any other vehicle at the moment, being that it’s royally screwing it’s first impressions. Mach-E owners are reporting that the 12-volts die after being plugged in. What’s worse, is that it totally prohibits the cars from operating afterwards. Ford themselves have made a joint notice with NHTSA regarding the issue. They cite that a software glitch is what is causing the 12-volt battery to die so easily. The Mach-Es that have been affected were built before February 3rd. Meanwhile, the owners have the ability to fix the problems at dealerships.
The dying batteries had been known from the online forums. When electric vehicles need 12-volt batteries, it’s because the battery is able to power with it’s high voltage. If the 12-volt battery for the Mach-E can’t start, then the whole car is screwed. Ford has not been able to specify which of it’s Mach-Es have been affected by the software glitches. The 12-volt battery in Mach-E models are not quite something that is so easy to jump. For starters, it’s because the 12-volt battery is in the front trunk. Which can only be opened if the hood is filled with enough high-voltage from the Mach-E 12-volt battery. Just in the first quarter of the year, Ford sold about 6,614 Mach-E Vehicles.
Specifically, 238 Mach-E models have undergone creation in January.
But to open the car and charge the 12-volt battery, a panel has to be taken away from the front. There, you’ll see two leads. Those two can be useful to a point, as you have an electronic latch from there for the hood. The owners would only have to pull apart another panel in order to reach the 12-volt battery. Rather, some owners have been able to slice through the panel wholly. The battery for Mach-E models will hopefully find some stability soon.