Ford remembers 18 electrical F-150 Lightning pickups after fire

Ford recalls 18 electric F-150 Lightning pickups after fire

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DETROIT– Ford Motor is remembering 18 electrical F-150 Lightning pickups that the business has actually recognized as possibly having a battery cell problem that triggered a truck to ignite last month.

The Detroit car manufacturer stated Friday the little recall is for lorries that were currently provided to clients and dealerships. They were put together with incorrectly produced battery cells that were developed over a four-week duration at a Georgia plant from provider SK On.

A Ford spokesperson decreased to divulge the number of trucks Ford has in holding that might have the problem. She stated the business is “applying quality actions to already-produced vehicles with batteries built in this four-week window which we have been holding.”

The fire happenedFeb 4 in a holding lot throughout a pre-delivery quality check while the automobile was charging. Ford suspended production of the lorries and provided a stop-shipment to dealerships.

Ford formerly decreased to divulge information of the problem that triggered the automobile to ignite or of the executed service. Additional information must be offered when the National Highway Transportation Administration formally releases the recall notification.

Ford stated it is not knowledgeable about any reports of mishap or injury associated to the battery problem or recall.

The car manufacturer restated Friday that production of the F-150 Lightning is set to resume Monday at one of its Michigan plants.

The F-150 Lightning is being carefully viewed by financiers, as it’s the very first mainstream electrical pickup on the marketplace and a significant launch forFord

Ford at first opened consumer bookings for the F-150 Lightning when it was exposed in May2021 More than 200,000 bookings were positioned prior to Ford briefly closing the procedure to try to line up production with anticipated need.

Ford has actually offered less than 20,000 of the all-electric trucks up until now.