Ford recalls 18 electric F-150 Lightning pickups after fire

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DETROIT – Ford Motor is recalling 18 electric powered F-150 Lightning pickups that the company has discovered as perhaps acquiring a battery mobile defect that brought on a truck to capture fire final thirty day period.

The Detroit automaker said Friday the little remember is for automobiles that ended up currently sent to customers and sellers. They ended up assembled with improperly developed battery cells that had been developed around a 4-week period of time at a Georgia plant from provider SK On.

A Ford spokeswoman declined to disclose how lots of vans Ford has in holding that may well have the situation. She explained the corporation is “making use of good quality actions to currently-developed autos with batteries created in this four-week window which we have been keeping.”

The fire transpired Feb. 4 in a holding good deal throughout a pre-shipping and delivery high-quality look at when the motor vehicle was charging. Ford suspended production of the autos and issued a end-shipment to dealers.

Ford earlier declined to disclose specifics of the issue that induced the motor vehicle to catch fire or of the carried out option. Supplemental details should really be available when the Countrywide Freeway Transportation Administration officially troubles the remember detect.

Ford claimed it is not conscious of any reports of incident or personal injury related to the battery situation or recall.

The automaker reiterated Friday that creation of the F-150 Lightning is established to resume Monday at just one of its Michigan vegetation.

The F-150 Lightning is currently being intently viewed by traders, as it can be the initially mainstream electric pickup truck on the industry and a main start for Ford. 

Ford in the beginning opened client reservations for the F-150 Lightning when it was revealed in May well 2021. More than 200,000 reservations were being put prior to Ford briefly closing the approach to endeavor to align generation with expected desire.

Ford has sold less than 20,000 of the all-electrical vehicles so much.