An F-150 Lightning sitting in a holding lot on firm property caught fireplace earlier this month, resulting in Ford halting manufacturing on the Rouge Electrical Car Middle and issuing a cease cargo order till the reason for the battery fireplace has been recognized.
In keeping with The Detroit Bureau, Ford is “holding (each manufacturing and cargo) of autos” whereas it investigates the difficulty, though gross sales are nonetheless open, and no motion is being taken for any of the Lightnings which have already been delivered, as Ford stated it was “not conscious of any incidences of this concern within the area.”
The battery concern was discovered “in a pre-delivery high quality verify,” and Ford spokesperson Emma Bergg commented on the incident by saying, “We imagine we now have recognized the foundation explanation for this concern. By the tip of subsequent week, we count on to conclude our investigation and apply what we study to the truck’s battery manufacturing course of; this might take a number of weeks.”
In keeping with the Wall Avenue Journal, Ford says, “We’ve got no motive to imagine F-150 Lightnings already in clients’ palms are affected by this concern.”
The batteries within the F-150 Lightning come from SK ON as a part of Ford’s three way partnership BlueOvalSK, nevertheless it’s too quickly to inform whether or not it’s a difficulty in battery manufacturing or a difficulty associated to the manufacture of the automobile, and as of this writing, no different incidents of battery fires have been reported.