Ford has issued an official recall for certain 2022 Mustang Mach-E electric crossovers due to the possibility of axle failure. The reported manufacturing error affects the Mustang Mach-right-rear E’s axle half-shafts, according to the automaker.
As reported by Green Car Congress, the affected 2022 Mustang Mach-E SUVs’ half-shaft stem could end up breaking when it’s under load. The recall issued by Ford and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration may affect nearly 1,200 models (NHTSA).
Ford is carrying out this recall as a precautionary measure, as it does with many others. There have been no reported injuries or deaths as a result of the problem, but the possibility of a few different related issues is cause for concern.
The NHTSA warns that if a car’s half-shaft fails, it can literally roll away while parked. It’s a good idea for Mustang Mach-E owners to get into the habit of using their EV’s parking brake until they know if the recall affects their crossover and/or it’s fixed at their local dealer.
A faulty half-shaft can also cause a vehicle to lose power. The other primary reason for the recall is that if the part breaks while driving, it could pose a safety risk.
Ford dealers will check the serial number of your Mustang Mach-E and, if necessary, replace the right-rear half-shaft for free. According to the article, Ford will send out recall notices by September 19, 2022. However, owners have already received more timely notifications through other channels.
You can also contact Ford Customer Service at 1-866-436-7332. Please mention the Ford recall designator: 22S55 when contacting Ford or your local dealer. 22V646000 is the NHTSA campaign number.
We contacted Ford for comment, and the automaker provided the following statement:
“Our goal is to get quality right from the start, but when issues do arise, our objective is simple, to make it right for our customer.”
Ford also stated that the majority of the impacted vehicles are unsold, and that less than 1% of the parts are expected to be in this condition. “Dealership mobile inspection and vehicle pick-up and delivery will be included as an option for dealers who participate in the programme,” the company added. Furthermore, customers were notified via FordPass on August 31, 2022.
Ford isn’t the only EV manufacturer dealing with a recall wave. This year has also seen a number of Tesla recalls. Furthermore, startups such as Rivian and Lucid have already recalled vehicles, as have many legacy automakers. Unforeseen issues arise with new models and new technologies. The most important aspect is that the problems are discovered and that the automakers promptly address them and put a fix in place.