NHTSA says safety-related software is not working properly. This makes the software potentially “ignore” the Unintended acceleration or deceleration of the EV. In addition, it may fail to recognize “vehicle movement on the secondary axle and/or incorrectly detect lateral hazards on the primary axle”.
There were no fatal incidents related to Unintended acceleration. Electric vehicles now work like computers on wheels with an emphasis on software. Glad to know that Ford discovered the problem and plans to fix it soon.
This issue only affects certain vehicles made between October 3, 2020 and May 26, 2021. If you own a Ford Mustang Mach-E that could potentially be affected by the issue, Ford will contact you from now until May 30, 2022. Dealers have been in contact with affected customers on May 16.