Ford recalling 2,600 Focus Electrics to fix software glitch
The Ford Focus Electric is being recalled again.
Ford has announced the recall of 2,600 Focus Electrics due to a software glitch that could cause a loss of power. The recall is the second this month for the Ford Focus Electric.
According to Ford, an issue with the software in the Focus Electric's powertrain control module could cause the plug-in to suddenly lose drive power. When the fault occurs, a "Stop Safely Now” warning light flashes on the Focus Electric's dashboard.
Although the defect results in a loss of drive power, Ford says the car's braking and steering functions aren't affected.
The recall covers Focus Electric models built at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant between Sept. 15, 2011, and Aug. 8, 2013. Nearly all of the vehicles covered by the recall are in the United States, according to The Detroit News.
Ford was forced to recall the Focus Electric - along with the C-Max - earlier this month because the plug-in did not emit an audible warning when its push-button start was engaged and the driver's door was open. Such a warning is required by federal law.
The recall campaign should officially begin within the next few weeks.